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Report of the Superintendent of the Library Building and Grounds. 133 

Appendix la. Appropriations and expenditures (tables) i4j 

Ib. Appropriation acts, 1915-16 151 

II. Report of the Register of Copyrights 157 

III. Manuscripts and Broadsides: List of Acces- 
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1802-1807 John Beckley, Clerk of the House of Representatives and 

1807-1815 Patrick Magruder, Clerk of the House of Representatives 

and Librarian 

1815-1829 George Watterston 
1820-1861 John Silva Meehan 
1861-1864 John G. Stephenson 
1864-1897 (June jo) Ainsworth Rand Spofford 
1897 (July i)~January 17, 1899 John Russell Young 
1899 (April 5) Herbert Putnam 



HERBERT PUTNAM Librarian of Congress 


Allen Richards Boyd Chief Clerk 

Jessica Louise Farnum Secretary 


Reading Room , Superintendent; Hugh Alexander Morrison, 

John Graham Morrison, chief assistants 

Division of Bibliography Hermann Henry Bernard Meyer, Chief 
Card Division Charles Harris Hastings, Chief 
Catalogue Division Charles Martel, Chief; Clarence W. Perley, chief 


Division of Documents Henry John Harris, Chief 
Division of Manuscripts Gaillard Hunt, Chief 
Division of Maps and Charts Philip Lee Phillips, Chief 
Division of Music Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, Chief 
Order Division Frederick William Ashley, Chief 
Division of Periodicals William Adams Slade, Chief 
Division of Prints Arthur Jeffrey Parsons, Chief 
Semitic Division Israel Schapiro, in charge. 
Smithsonian Deposit Paul Brockett, Custodian (office at Smithsonian 

Institution), Francis Henry Parsons, assistant in charge 
Law Library Edwin Montefiore Borchard, Law Librarian 

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THORVALD SOLBERG Register of Copyrights 
ERNEST BRUNCKEN Assistant Register of Copyrights 


Printing James H. Brodnax, foreman 
Binding R. C. Lohmeyer, foreman 


FRANK LLOYD AvERiLL Superintendent 

Wade H. Rabbitt Chief Clerk 

Charles Benjamin Titlow Chief Engineer 

Damon Warren Harding Electrician 

John Vanderbilt Wiirdemann Captain of the watch 



On November 5, 1915, after this report was in type, the 
Library sustained a serious loss in the death of Arthur 
Jeffrey Parsons, chief of its Division of Prints since 1900. 
A connoisseur of the arts, an " amateur" of books, and with 
means reasonably to gratify his tastes as a mere dilettante, 
he saw here an opportunity to apply them to a definite and 
useful public service. For fifteen years he did so, dedi- 
cating his enthusiasm and sacrificing his leisure. During 
twelve of those years he conformed to the full routine of a 
member of the staff. Of late, his health not permitting 
this, his relation was, in a technical sense, honorary; yet it 
included not merely general counsel and supervision, but 
much specific personal work done without, as well as within, 
the Library.. When taken ill last July he was engaged 
upon such a work the preparation of a catalogue of the 
Harrison Garrett Collection. 

His unique value to the Library was, however, outside 
the routine. Not least important in its benefits was the 
interest in the collection which he inspired in individuals 
and in organizations upon whose cooperation its future de- 
pends. Himself a connoisseur, he could speak to connois- 
seurs in their own language. Associated with societies and 
institutions engaged in the promotion of the arts, he could 
mediate with authority between their service and ours. 
He established methods by which our duplicate prints were 
made available for exhibit and study at a distance. Apply- 
ing to the collection itself those nice discriminations of taste 
and of feeling which are the due of art, he not merely 
brought to the surface what was worthy in it, but invested 
this with an atmosphere. When he took charge of the divi- 
sion it was without distinction in material, service, or repute. 
It has now a certain distinction in all three. 

His interest, and a similar touch, extended to the books 
significant in form, and to bindings; and his warm concern 
to every department and activity of the Library. In rela- 
tion to the staff this became a personal concern, which took 
effect in various kindly and considerate ways; while the 
spirit of his relation to his own work seemed to refine and 
dignify even the most ordinary and routine work of others 
with whom he came into contact. It was an animating 
influence throughout the Library. 

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Washington, D. C., December 6, 1915 

SIR: I have the honor to submit herewith my report as 
Librarian of Congress for the year ending June 30, 1915. 
The report of the Superintendent of the Library Building 
and Grounds (and Disbursing Officer) follows, beginning at 
page 135. That of the Register of Copyrights is, as usual, 
incorporated in full as Appendix II. 

The death, on October 22 (1914), of my associate, Bernard 
R. Green, left a vacancy in the Superin tendency of the Li- 
brary Building and Grounds, which under the law would be 
filled by Presidential appointment. A provision, however 
(in the Legislative appropriation bill for 1915-16 as re- 
ported to the House on December 14, 1914), to transfer 
the duties of the position to the Librarian, giving him 
a deputy as "assistant superintendent and disbursing offi- 
cer," caused the postponement of any nomination during 
the session; for the bill, and incidentally this provision, 
remained pending until its close. As finally passed, how- 
ever, the bill retained as to the Superin tendency the pro- 
visions of the existing law, only reducing the salary from 
$5,000 to $3,000; and on April 19 the President designated 
Mr. Frank Lloyd Averill, of Washington, D. C., to receive a 
recess commission, under which on April 23 he took over the 
duties of the office. 

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In so far as these involved disbursements I had been able 
(under a ruling of the Treasury Department) to provide for 
them during the interim by the designation of Mr. Green's 
Chief Clerk, Mr. Wade H. Rabbitt, as (temporary) Disburs- 
ing Officer. As to other matters (the care and administra- 
tion of the building itself and the grounds) I was, of course, 
obliged for the time being to assume such responsibility as 
the situation required. From January 25 (1915), however, 
my authority was made definite by a provision in the Urgent 
Deficiency Act of that date reading as follows : 

ent vacancy in the office of the Superintendent of the 
Library Building and Grounds, the Librarian of Con- 
gress is authorized to exercise the powers and perform 
the duties of the said office, except those of disbursing 

Under this provision I proceeded until the assumption of 
the office by Mr. Averill, on April 23, 1915. 
. The matters requiring attention during this period were 
chiefly of a routine nature, and for the most part such as Mr. 
Green's competent staff could deal with in course. They are 
sufficiently included in the Superintendent's report of the 
year as a whole, and seem to require no particularization by 
ref- In my last report I noted as of prime interest the grant of 

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an appropriation for Legislative Reference service, explained 
the conditions which seemed to call for such a service here, 
and reviewed the efforts which for some years previous had 
been directed toward the establishment of it. The ap- 
propriation (in the Legislative appropriation Act for the 
year 1914-15) did not, however, become actually available 
until July i, 1914. So that the service under it was merely 
prospective when my last report was drafted. 
The appropriation read as follows : 

"LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE: To enable the Librarian 
of Congress to employ competent persons to prepare 

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such indexes, digests, and compilations of law as may 
be required for Congress and other official use pursuant 
to the Act approved June thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and six, $25,000." 

Although the appropriation became available at the begin- 
ning of the fiscal year, the demand would obviously be 
slight until the beginning of the regular session in December. 
A full organization of the staff was therefore deferred until 
then. Certain preliminaries were, however, desirable in 
particular, a consideration of questions pending which were 
likely to receive attention during the session. These might 
be indicated (i) in the program outlined by or in behalf of 
the administration, (2) by the announced programs of cer- 
tain major Committees, (3) by bills actually pending in one 
House which had passed the other, and (4) by other bills 
pending which were likely to be passed even in a short 

Among the subjects of legislation thus clearly in prospect 
were (i) the Conservation bills, so called, (2) the Merchant 
marine, (3) the Government of the Philippines, (4) Immi- 
gration. On some of these one House had already acted. 
There were also, in the same category, bills relating to 
convict-made goods, to railroad securities, to Federal aid in 
road making, to a bureau of labor safety, and to publicity 
in campaign contributions. Among the subjects in which 
the administration had expressed interest was that of a 
national Budget system. 

To anticipate the demand for "data" on these subjects 
and to identify and, so far as practicable, actually assemble 
the source material in advance was the natural course, and 
it was adopted. In only one subject, however, was an 
attempt made to draw off and digest the data. This was in 
relation to the Budget. The demand here was likely to be 
for a description of Budget systems in foreign countries. 
A descriptive account of these was therefore undertaken, 

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beginning with Great Britain. As to other subjects, the 
response awaited the demand, the character and angle of 
which could not well be anticipated. 

One other preliminary was obvious that is, to consider 
the field of each of the major Committees of Congress and 
to assign each field, or the several contiguous fields, to some 
one of the staff who should give it special study and be 
specially responsible for the treatment of it. If not a 
specialist in the subject matter, such an employee would at 
least become one in his knowledge of the sources and his 
familiarity with the means for the ready use of them. 
He would inform himself as to what exists in print, recom- 
mend material to be acquired, and acquaint himself with 
guides, indexes, and the other aids to quick and certain 
reference. All of such material and aids in the various 
executive and scientific Departments and Bureaus were of 
course to be noted and if available in printed form to be 
assembled as part of the apparatus of the Division. 

Demands certain to be expected would involve our own 
(Federal) statutes. A complete detailed and scientific index 
to these would therefore be essential. Now such an index 
did not exist. One "compiled" was issued in 1906, but it 
consisted merely of a consolidation of the indexes to the 
biennial volumes. The Index prepared by our previous 
corps and issued in 1908 did attempt to be both scientific 
and detailed. It was based on a set of schedules subject 
headings prepared in advance and submitted for criticism. 
The two volumes issued covered, however, only the period 
to 1908, and merely the permanent and general law. It 
needed to be brought to date and to be complemented by 
an index to the private and local acts, many of which con- 
tain provisions of general import beyond the occasion or the 
locality. A group of indexers applied specifically to this 
work was accordingly organized, and has pursued steadily 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 1 1 

the construction of these indexes as part of the necessary 
permanent apparatus of the Division. 

With the session the particular demands began to come 
in. Their interest is in their character and range, but also 
in relation to the apprehensions expressed by opponents of 
the service itself. For from the time such a service here 
was suggested there have been such opponents. Some pro- 
tested that its effect would be to turn the Library into a 
"Bill Factory." Their objection was met by the entire 
elimination from the project of "bill drafting," which is a 
feature of state legislative service and which was urged here. 
Others foresaw in the service a mass of material of trifling 
public import, which would be fed into the Record in the 
form of speeches either wholly partisan or at most conducing 
rather to the personal vanity of the legislator than to the 
efficiency of legislation. Others anticipated demands purely 
private, local or personal, which would exhaust its energies 
without in the least advancing the business of legislation. 

The actual demands during the three months of the session 
may be grouped as follows: for digests or compilations of 
Federal or State statute or Constitutional law on various 
subjects; for comparative studies, compilations, abstracts 
or translations of foreign law or decrees on various subjects; 
for compilations on certain questions of Legislative pro- 
cedure domestic and. foreign; for translations and com- 
pilations on certain subjects in International law; for digests 
and compilations on Powers of the executive in Canada 
France, and Germany over the tariff; for statistical infor- 
mation on some nineteen subjects, foreign and domestic; 
for extracts (furnished in the form of photostat reproduc- 
tions) of various articles in newspapers or periodicals; for 
lists of bills introduced on certain subjects ; for memoranda 
on bills pending, e. g., the construction of certain words or 
phrases, the history of previous legislation on the same sub- 
ject, Precedents from other jurisdictions, or the Record of 

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subjects within the field of two or more Committees; for 
bibliographic memoranda on certain subjects; and for 
reports or memoranda involving miscellaneous reference 
work in cooperation with other Divisions of the Library. 
There were some seventeen of the last described. Prac- 
tically #11 were pertinent to questions before or likely to 
come before Congress, even if not involved in legislation 
actually pending. 

This summary indicates the range of the work, but not its 
dimension; for while some of 'the inquiries could be answered 
in an hour and a single typewritten page, others required 
several weeks of research and a statement covering 50 pages. 

A detailed list of the subjects dealt with is not feasible here. 
An examination of it would be suggestive as indicating how 
far the actual demands upon the service have justified the 
apprehensions expressed. Of demands purely personal to 
the legislator, the number has 'been surprisingly small, at 
most three or four. All of the others, if not related to leg- 
islation actually pending or in prospect, did relate to matters 
of proper concern to a legislator; the analysis or interpreta- 
tion of particular statutes, or of statutes dealing with certain 
subject matter, in which a Member of Congress might have a 
justifiable interest. Of this description were, for instance, 
the various demands for the state laws on various subjects. 
Of major importance in themselves, and most distinctive in 
the service required, were the questions involving foreign or 
international law. These alone would have required a serv- 
ice such as this. The number of them, small during a single 
short session, must of course increase with the increased 
participation of the United States in the affairs of the world; 
and the inevitable participation of Congress and of individual 
Members of Congress in the discussion and determination of 
the attitude of the United States upon those affairs. This 
latter participation creates a situation here not paralleled in 
any country with a responsible ministry. In such a country 

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it may be sufficient that the ministry shall be informed ; in ours 
the minority as well as the majority, and each member of both 
minority and majority, is entitled to be informed. Where 
there is a responsible ministry the information is supplied by 
experts who are part of the permanent executive establish- 
ment. In our case the initiative in legislation may be taken 
by a single member of Congress; the legislation may even be 
carried through in opposition to the administration. And 
the data required, even if in the possession of the executive, 
may not be seasonably available. It is important that they 
should be in the hands of the member before he takes the 
initiative or in any way announces his purpose. An under- 
standing of them may enable him to shape his proposal to 
better advantage. It may induce him to abandon it wholly. 
In either case he should have it. 

The situation at Washington differs, therefore, from that 
at a capital where all the initiative is taken by a responsible 
ministry, and the data required by the minority are employed 
only for the purpose of criticism. 

Prominent during the past session were questions arising 
out of the war: Exportation of munitions, the Military and 
Naval expenditures of various countries (including the 
United States) during the past quarter century ; the Transfer 
of flag ; Contraband ; Exportation and destination of copper; 
Protest; Suppression of liquor traffic; the London con- 
ference; Neutrality. The discussion of the Seamen's bill 
called for compilations upon the Wages of seamen in foreign 
countries; and that on the Ship purchase bill for the legis- 
lation of foreign countries in aid of or governmental control of 
a Merchant marine. The legislation of Russia on this latter 
subject seeming especially apposite, this section of the com- 
pilation was printed as a Committee document. It played 
little, if any, part in the discussion. In a question so large as 
the one involved, however, the value of data is not always 

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to be tested by the immediate affirmative use to which they 
are put. 

That much of the data actually quoted in debate went 
merely to swell the pages of the Record must be admitted ; 
that much was desired and employed for purposes merely 
" partisan" goes without saying. Both are true of the books 
called for from the Library itself. The compensation is that 
the data sought for and supplied in this way will be apt to 
be more accurate than that "fed into the Record" without 
the aid of such a service. The personnel of the staff includes 
men trained in law and research ; its spirit and methods are 
scientific; its object is to state the facts and (so far as con- 
clusions are ventured) the truth. If the legislator uses only 
that portion of the facts which will support his argument, 
that is his affair, as the argument itself is his affair. His 
opponent has an equal opportunity to secure the opposing 
facts upon which to base an opposing argument. 

The omission from the service as legalized of any provision 
for bill drafting did not prevent some requests for aid in 
this. In two or three cases the aid was given; but infor- 
mally, and merely as the personal suggestion of someone of 
the staff brought into personal relation with the legislator. 
I refer, of course, to the actual final shaping of the bill, 
expert control of which is so earnestly urged by publicists 
considering the machinery of legislation. Preliminary aid 
of "various sorts is within the regular scope of the service. 
It may, for instance, report what is the existing law on a 
given subject and how this has been construed by the courts, 
and what rules, regulations, and decisions have been made 
under it by an executive department. In reading through 
the Federal statutes (and in the course of their work they 
will have read through every one of them, from the beginning 
to date) its corps of indexers note the " usual form" of any 
bill, clause, or paragraph of common occurrence, also the 
particular word or phrase employed to effect a certain pur- 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 15 

pose. These notes are at the disposal of any Member. And 
the material the Reference bureau accumulates as part of 
its apparatus may prove serviceable to him in other ways; 
for instance, in determining whether the administrative 
features of his bill conform to existing departmental ma- 
chinery, whether the references to existing statutes are 
exact, and what existing statutes, if any, should be s'pecifi- 
cally mentioned in the repealing clause. Such service would 
be merely auxiliary. The Member would still determine 
what is to be carried by the bill, and he would draw the bill. 
The work to be done in indexing the Federal Statutes was : 

(1) The continuation to date on cards of the Index 
the Permanent and General Law, which the two volumes 
published in 1908, 1911, had brought down through the year 
1907. This has been accomplished and the cards incor- 
porated with the cards that formed the "copy" for the pub- 
lished volumes. The office has now, therefore, a consoli- 
dated index on cards of the Permanent general statute 
law of the United States from 1789 through March 4, 1915; 
an Index compiled by it upon the basis of schedules devised 
by it, and constituting therefore a piece of apparatus which 
it can use with facility. 

(2) The preparation of indexes (on cards) to 

A. The Local acts permanent as well as temporary; 

B. The Private acts permanent as well as temporary; 

C. The "Temporary general," so far as this may seem 
to require treatment. 

Progress has been made upon the above, so that at the 
date of drafting this Report (i. e., September 15) the situa- 
tion is reported to be as follows : 

A. Local. Volumes 33, 34, 36 (except Appropriation 
acts) have been covered, and parts of the Revised Statutes 
and of volumes 18, 19, 20, 35. This leaves yet to be treated 

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volumes 1-17, 21-32, 37, 38, and parts of the Revised Stat- 
utes, and of volumes 18-20 and 35. 

B. Private. Volumes 21, 22, and 28-37 completed; 
also parts of volumes 18-20 and 27, and the few private 
law provisions which appear incidentally in the Revised 
Statutes. As there is no "private" law in volumes 1-5, 
7, and 8, the above leaves still to be treated volumes 6, 
9-17, 23-26, 38, and parts of 18-20 and 27. 

C. "Temporary General." This is embodied chiefly in 
Appropriation Acts, the provisions in which are ordinarily 
assumed to be merely temporary in absence of the words 
"after," or "hereafter," or similar specification. The impor- 
tance of many such provisions even where temporary in 
their specific application, warrants an index to them. It has 
been begun, with volume 38 of the Statutes in accordance 
with the method adopted of treating the latest volumes 
first, and working backward. 

All of this recent indexing is merely on cards. The results 
may never be published; but their purpose and justifica- 
tion were independent of any design of publication. They 
were to furnish apparatus indispensable to the efficient 
conduct of our Legislative reference service. 

The demands upon the Reference service did not cease 
with the close of the session ; certain particular undertakings 
(for instance, a compilation of the Land laws desired by 
the House Committee on the Public lands) necessarily con- 
tinued into the recess; and there was a great deal of prepa- 
ration requisite for the session to come. The organization 
was, therefore, with some diminutions, continued through 
June. On July i , however, it was reduced to the minimum 
where it now is and will remain until November and the 
eve of the next session. 

Such a diminution means of course the severance from 
the service of experts whom it may be difficult to secure 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 1 7 

again experts with an accumulated experience difficult to 

It should be avoided in any such service that is to be 

Provision for a continuance of the service during the fiscal 
year 1915-16 was included in my estimates submitted last 
October. It was omitted from the Appropriation bill as 
reported to the House last December; but later inserted by 
the Senate, with the phraseology amplified -and made 
general, as follows: 

"LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE: To enable the Librarian 
of Congress to employ competent persons to gather, 
classify, and make available, in translations, indexes, 
digests, compilations, and bulletins, and otherwise, 
data for or bearing upon legislation, and to render such 
data serviceable to Congress and Committees and 
Members thereof, $25,000." 

And in this form it was agreed to in conference and be- 
came law. 

With the experience of a long session thus added to that 
of a short one, some estimate" should be possible of the value 
of such a service to Congress, and of the dimension and 
character of the organization necessary, if it is to become 



Except in the Legislative Reference Division, where the 
new appropriation enabled us to take on temporarily some 
assistants of the character of "experts," there were no addi- 
tions of importance to our staff during the past fiscal year. 
Mr. James D. Thompson, who had organized for us the 
Legislative Reference service with an agreement only to 
see it through the session, felt compelled for reasons of 
health to resign from it at the session's close. His equipment 
for the task was unique, not the least important element 
in it being his own foundation studies in pure science, a habit 
of precision, and a punctilious devotion to truth for its own 

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sake. For years past he had been interested in the study of 
service such as this; and in the various positions he had 
held with us and elsewhere he had acquired a familiarity 
with material (especially documents and law) and an ex- 
perience of practice directly applicable to it. Whatever 
"principles" may be said to have been established in it as 
the result of the past year's experiment and most of the 
methods adopted for the treatment of the problems are to 
be credited to him. Our debt to him is a permanent one. 

For the general direction of the Indexing we were fortu- 
nate in securing again Mrs. A. M. Munson, who, as Miss 
McNamara, had been associated with the compilation of 
the two volumes issued in 1908, 1911. Mrs. Munson is 
engaged on similar work for the State of New York, but 
arranged to give one week in three to the work here; and 
did so from November throughout the fiscal year. She has 
now been able to resign the conduct of it to her senior 
assistant, Mr. W. H. McClenon. 

A temporary change incidental to the Reference service 
was the detail of Mr. Ernest Bfuncken from the Copyright 
Office to the charge of the room (room 74) at the Capitol 
which was the Headquarters there of the sendee during the 
session. This detail (due to Mr. Bruncken's antecedent 
familiarity with such service gained during his four years' 
experience as State Legislative Reference Librarian at 
Sacramento) lasted from the beginning of the session 
through the remainder of the fiscal year. He then resumed 
his regular position as Assistant Register of Copyrights, to 
which Mr. Arthur Crisfield of the Office had in his absence 
been temporarily advanced. 

Since the close of the year Mr. William W. Bishop, the 
Superintendent of our Reading Rooms, has left us to become 
Librarian of the University of Michigan. It was from a 
University Library (that of Princeton, where he was Reference 
Librarian) that Mr. Bishop came to us, eight years ago. The 

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University of Michigan is his Alma Mater, and he has always 
maintained a keen interest in its affairs and warm relations 
with members of its faculty. The invitation to become its 
librarian was irresistible, and I could not ask him to resist 
it. His departure adds one more to the list, already long, 
of accomplished and experienced men and women who have 
graduated from our service into positions of importance else- 

I shall defer any attempt to provide a pennanent successor 
to him. I have, however, placed in temporary charge of 
the Reading Rooms Mr. Frederick W. Ashley, for some years 
past Chief of our Order Division. 

In my last Report I noted the action of Congress in grant- 
ing a slight increase ($5 a month) in 135 salaries of lower 
grade. In line with this action and to perfect it in accord- 
ance with my estimates preceding it (see my Report for 1914, 
page 15) I submitted for the present year recommendations 
for additional slight increases in 197 positions similar in 
grade (i. e., from $1,200 down). They are quoted in detail 
under" Finance, " infra. They were not adopted. As, how- 
ever, they seem to me to involve the permanent welfare of the 
service, I shall renew them. 


The following table exhibits the appropriations and ex- 
penditures of the Library proper and of the Copyright Office 
for the fiscal year, and the appropriations for the preceding 
fiscal year and the year now current. Included also are 
the appropriations for the equipment and care of the build- 
ing and grounds, expended by the Superintendent. 


Report of the Librarian of Congress 

Object of appropriations 

tions 1914 

tions 1915 

tures 1915 

tions 1916 

Library and Copyright Offi>:e: 
General service 

Sunday service 

Distribution of card indexes 
Legislative reference . . 

6 3ii392-27 


6 34, 764. 87 



Copyright Office 

Increase of Library 

/ 6, 804. 83 

'Total Library and Copyright 

Buildings and grounds: 
Care and maintenance, includ- 

Fuel, light, and miscellaneous. . 
Furniture and shelving 
Bookstack, southeast court of 

14,000. oo 
10. ooo. oo 

16, ooo. oo 

e I5>956. 51 

9, 991. 29 

14. ooo* oo 

Total building and grounds. . 



102, 181. 54 


Grand total 

Printing and binding (allotment 
not appropriation) 

Bequest of Gertrude M. Hubbard 
(interest account) 

A i, 286.67 

h 1,902.55 

h 2, 792. 55 

Exclusive of $300 appropriated for payment of Miss E. J. Giffin. 

b Appropriations 1914 includes ciedits of $1,392.27 on account of sales of caids to Gov- 
ernment institutions. Appropriations 1915 includes $1.361.86 credits on account of sales 
to Government institutions and $113.02 yet to be credited. Expenditures 1915 
($34,764.87) offset by subscriptions covered into the Treasury ($59,379-54)- 

c Offset by fees covered into the Treasury ($111,922.75). 

<* Exclusive of $2,000 to be expended by the marshal of the Supreme Court for new 
books of reference for that body. 

' Expenditures include outstanding indebtedness. 

/ Appropriations 1914 includes credits of $4.83 on account of sales of photo duplications 
to Government institutions. Appropriations 1915 includes credits of 65 cents on account 
of sales of photo duplications to Government institutions. 

9 Balance available from preceding year; deposited in surplus fund of the Treasury 
June 30, 1914. 

* Includes balance from preceding year in addition to appropriation of $800. 

* Allotment 1914 includes credits of $596.69 on account of sales of cards to Government 
institutions. Allotment 1915 includes credits of $583.63 on account of sales of cards to 
Government institutions; docs not include $48.43 yet to be credited. 

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The appropriations for 1914-15 varied from those in the 
preceding year in the following particulars : 

Salaries (general service} General administration: One 
additional position, assistant, at $1,000; the following sala- 
ries were increased: Stenographer and typewriter, $720 to 
$780; messenger, etc., $480 to $540; junior messenger, $360 
to $420. 

Bibliography Division: The following salaries were 
increased: 2 assistants, $900 to $960; i assistant, $720 to 
$780; i junior messenger, $360 to $420. 

Binding Division: The following salary was increased: i 
junior messenger, $360 to $420. 

Catalogue Division: The following salaries were increased : 
14 assistants, $900 to $960; 4 assistants, $800 to $860; 13 
assistants, $720 to $780; 10 assistants, $540 to $600; 4 
assistants, $480 to $540; 6 junior messengers, $360 to $420. 

Congressional Reference Library: The following salaries 
were increased: i assistant, $720 to $780; 2 junior messen- 
gers, $360 to $420. 

Division of Documents: The following salaries were in- 
creased: i assistant, $720 to $780; i junior messenger, $360 
to $420. 

Law Library: The following salaries were increased:, i 
assistant, $900 to $960; i assistant, $480 to $540; i junior 
messenger, $360 to $420. 

Mail Division: The following salaries were increased : i 
assistant, $900 to $960; i junior messenger, $360 to $420. 

Division of Maps and Charts: The following salaries were 
increased: 2 assistants, $900 to $960; i assistant, $720 to 
$780; i junior messenger, $360 to $420. 

Division of Manuscripts: The following salaries were in- 
creased: i assistant, $900 to $960; i junior messenger, $360 
to $420. 

Music Division: The following salaries were increased : 2 
assistants, $720 to $780; i junior messenger, $360 to $420. 

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Order Division: The following salaries were increased: 3 
assistants, $900 to $960; 2 assistants, $720 to $780; i assist- 
ant, $520 to $580; 2 junior messengers, $360 to $420. 

Periodical Division: The following salaries were increased : 
2 assistants, $900 to $960; 5 assistants, $720 to $780; 2 
junior messengers, $360 to $420. 

Division of Prints: The following salaries were increased: 
2 assistants, $900 to $960; i junior messenger, $360 to $420. 

Reading Room: The following salaries were increased: 
Stenographer and typewriter, $900 to $960; 25 assistants, 
$720 to $780; telephone operator, $600 to $660; i attendant 
Representatives' Reading Room, $900 to $960, and i attend- 
ant Representatives' Reading Room, $720 to $780; 2 attend- 
ants for gallery and alcoves, $480 to $540; 4 junior messen- 
gers, $360 to $420. 

Semitic Division: The following salaries were increased: 
i assistant, $900 to $1,500; i junior messenger, $360 to $420. 

Legislative Reference: (New appropriation) $25,000. 

Card Indexes: Appropriation increased from $30,000 to 

Contingent expenses: Appropriation increased from $6,800 
to $7,300. 

The appropriations for 1915-16 include the following 
changes and additional provisions : 

Legislative Reference: The item made to read: 

To enable the Librarian of Congress to employ com- 
petent persons to gather, classify, and make available, 
in translations, indexes, digests, compilations, and bul- 
letins, and otherwise, data for or bearing upon legisla- 
tion, and to render such data serviceable to Congress and 
committees and Members thereof, $25,000. 

Card Indexes: Appropriation increased from $33,500 to 
$39>5- The item made to read : 

For service in connection with distribution of card 
indexes and other publications of the Library, including 

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the following salaries now authorized and being paid: 
Chief of division, $3,000; chief assistant, $1,800; assist- 
ants one $1,600, three at $1,500 each, three at $1,400 
each, three at $1,200 each, two at $1,100 each, three at 
$i ,000 each ; and for services of assistants at salaries less 
than $1,000 per annum and for piecework and work by 
the hour, $15,600, including not exceeding $500 for 
freight charges, expressage, traveling expenses con- 
nected with such distribution, and expenses of attend- 
ance at meetings when incurred on the written authority 
and direction of the Librarian, $39,500. 

Increase of the Library of Congress: The item made to read : 

For purchase of books for the Library, and for freight, 
commissions, and traveling expenses, and all other 
expenses incidental to the acquisition of books by pur- 
chase, gift, bequest, or exchange, to continue available 
during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and seventeen, 
$90,000, together with the unexpended balance of the 
sum appropriated for this object for the fiscal year nine- 
teen hundred and fifteen; 

For purchase of books and for periodicals for the law 
library, under the direction of the Chief Justice, $3,000; 

For purchase of new books of reference for the Su- 
preme Court, to be a part of the Library of Congress, and 
purchased by the marshal of the Supreme Court, under 
the direction of the Chief Justice, $2,000; 

For purchase of miscellaneous periodicals and news- 
papers, $5,000; 

In all, $100,000. 

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Library estimates, 1915-16: The following positions asked 
for in the estimates for 1915-16 were not granted: 

Mail and delivery: One assistant (in particular to operate the 

motor cycle in connection with the Library delivery service) . . $600 
Reading Room: Two junior stack assistants, at $600 each i, 200 

i, 800 
Increases of salary recommended, not granted: 

Library proper: 

5 assistants from $900 to $i ,200 $i, 500 

9 assistants from $r ,000 to $i ,080 720 

30 assistants from $960 to $1,080 3, 600 

2 assistants from $900 to $i ,080 360 

i attendant (Senate Reading Room), $900 to 

$1,080 180 

3 stenographers from $900 to $960 180 

4 assistants from $860 to $900 160 

1 messenger from $840 to $900 60 

53 assistants from $780 to $900 6, 360 

2 assistants from $720 to $900 360 

2 watchmen (Reading Room), $720 to $900 360 

i telephone operator (Reading Room), $660 to 

$900 240 

1 assistant from $580 to $600 . . 20 

8 assistants from $540 to $600 480 

28 junior messengers, $420 to $480 i, 680 

150 positions 16, 260 

Copyright Office: 

10 clerks from $i ,000 to $i ,080 800 

18 clerks from $900 to $1,080 3,240 

2 clerks from $800 to $900 200 

10 clerks from $720 to $900 i, 800 

2 clerks from $480 to $600 240 

5 junior messengers from $360 to $480 600 

47 positions 6, 880 

197 positions in total 23, 140 

Increase of Library of Congress: (Purchase of books): $100,000 rec- 
ommended $90, ooo granted . 

For purchase of new books of reference for the Supreme Court, $2,500 
recommended $2,000 granted. 

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The report of the Register of Copyrights appears in f ull C 
as Appendix II, and is also separately printed by the Copy- 
right Office. It includes the text of the Copyright bill, 
H. R. 20695; British Order in Council, February 3, 1915; 
Presidential Proclamations: Sec. i (e) Great Britain, Sec. 
i (e) Italy; President's Proclamation, and text of Fourth 
International American Conference convention proclaimed 
July 13, 1914. 

The principal statistics of the business done during the 
year are as follows : 

Fees received and applied 

Registrations ($i) including certificates $104, 420. oo 

Registrations (50 cents), photographs, no certificates 4, 723. 50 

Registrations (50 cents), renewals 663. oo 

For copies of record 507. oo 

For assignments and copies of same i, 195. oo 

For notices of user 126. 25 

For indexing transfers of proprietorship 33-00 

For searches 255. oo 

111,922. 75 

Total number of deposits received (material of all classes, including dupli- 
cates) 203, 767 

Total number of registrations 115, 193 

Total communications received, including parcels, but excluding deposits 

noted above 147, 538 

. Total communications sent out (including letters written) 149, 461 

Fiscal year 

The fees from copyrights are covered into the Treasury 
and not applied directly to the maintenance of the Copyright 
Office. They form a regular revenue of the Government, 
however, and a net revenue over the direct expenses of the 
office, as appears from the comparison following. 

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Receipts and ex- Fees covered in during the fiscal year 1914-15, as above. . $111, 922. 75 



Salaries as stated $102, 419. 36 

Stationery and sundries i, 354. 03 

I 3. 773- 39 

Net cash earnings 8, 149. 36 

The amount expended for salaries ($102,419.36) includes 
the sum of $4,680 paid in salaries to certain employees who 
have been classifying and crediting the old deposits received 
prior to 1897. This expenditure is chargeable to arrears. 
The current expenses of the Office are therefore considerably 
more than met by the current receipts. 

The above statement includes all disbursements except the 
cost of furniture, of printing, and of binding, but only cash 
receipts. In addition to cash fees, the copyright business 
brings each year to the Government, in articles deposited, 
property to the value of many thousands of dollars. During 
the past fiscal year 203,767 such articles were received. The 
value of those drawn up into the collections of the Library 
far exceeded the amount of net cash earnings. 

The work of the Copyright Office is divided into two parts : 
(i) The current business, covering applications received 
since the reorganization of the Office under the Register in 
1897; (2) The arrears, the classification, crediting, and in- 
dexing of the entries and deposits prior to 1897 (i. e., from 
1870, when the copyright business was first placed under 
the Librarian of Congress) . 

On the 7th day of J uly ' I9I5) when the re P rt of the 
Copyright Office was submitted, the remittances received 

up to the third mail of the day had been recorded and ac- 
knowledged; the account books of the bookkeeping division 
were written up and posted to June 30, and the accounts 
rendered to the Treasury Department were settled up to and 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 27 

including the month of June, while earned fees to June 30, 
inclusive, had been paid into the Treasury. All copyright 
applications received up to and including June 30 had been 
passed upon and refunds made. 

The total unfinished business for the full 18 years from 
July i, 1897, to June 30, 1915, amounts to but $1,605.74 
against a total completed business for the same period of 

At the close of business on July 7, 1915, the works de- 
posited for copyright registration up to and including June 
30 had all been recorded except 43 registrations in class A 
and 70 in class B, as well as a large part of the publica- 
tions received since that date. 

The Catalogue of Copyright Entries, which since the 
transfer of its publication from the Treasury Department 
to the Library of Congress has been issued in four separate 
parts, was continued in five annual volumes properly indexed. 

During the fiscal year about 2,842 articles received prior Copyright busi- 
ness prior to July 

to July i , 1897, were examined preparatory to being credited *. ^07 
to their respective entries, and 1,141 were duly credited. 

During the past 18 years the business done by the Office 
was as follows : 

Total number of entries i, 935, 574 

Total number of articles deposited 3, 441, 054 

Total amount of fees received and applied. . . * $i, 536, 789. 30 

Total expenditure for service $i, 306, 535. 28 

Net receipts above expenses for service $230, 254. 02 

During the 45 years since the copyright work became a 
business of the Library of Congress the total number of 
entries has been 2,816,430. 

Under authority of sections 59 and 60 of the Copyright Elimination of 

copyright deposits 

act of 1909, 18,956 volumes have been transferred to the 
Library from the deposits in the Copyright Office during the 
fiscal year; 8,522 books have been deposited in governmental 
libraries in the District of Columbia, and 42,607 articles 
have been returned to copyright claimants, including 10,332 

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books, 125 photographs, 17,729 prints, 2,929 contributions 
to periodicals, 5,915 periodicals, 102 dramatic or musical 
compositions, and 5,475 motion-picture films. 
Panama Pa- Under the act of Congress approved September 18, 191 -*. 

cific exposition: 

Branch Copyright for the protection of foreign exhibitors at the Panama 
Pacific exposition, of articles within the domain of patent 
and copyright, a branch office was duly opened at San 
Francisco for the registration of such articles. To the date 
of the preparation of this report (September 15, 1915) 
practically no registrations for copyright have been made, 
and the sum ($15,000) appropriated for the expense of the 
Copyright Branch has been but slightly drawn upon, the 
less because, pending evidence of demand for such regis- 
trations, the detail to San Francisco of a representative of 
the office was deferred, the answer to inquiries as to copy- 
right, should any be received, being courteously undertaken 
at first by a representative of the Exposition authorities 
and later by the representative of the Patent Office. 

(From the report of the Chief of the Order Division, Mr. Ashley) 
Contents of the Adopting the count of printed books and pamphlets made 

Library June 30, 

iQZ4. and June 30, in June, 1902, as accurate, the total contents of the Library, 
inclusive of the Law Library, at the close of the past two 

fiscal years, were as follows : 


Contents of the Library 






2, 363, 873 

no, 564 

Manuscripts (a numerical state- 
ment not feasible ) 

Maps and charts (pieces) 


73, 955 

147, 553 

385, 757 

23, 853 

Music (volumes and pieces) 
Prints (pieces) 

* For Manuscripts, Maps, Music, and Prints see under those headings infra. 

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Net accessions 



Printed books and pamphlets 

125, 054 

no, 564 

Manuscripts (a numerical statement notfeasible) 
Maps and charts (volumes and pieces) 

32, 675 



Music (volumes and pieces) 

Prints (pieces) 


The accessions of books and pamphlets during the past ACCESSIONS: 

Books and 

two years, in detail, classified by source, were as follows: pamphlets by 

How acquired 



By purchase 

20, 534 
14, 753 

- 4,890 

3, 747 

9, 829 



9 6 34 
& 14, 780 

5, 783 


By gift . . 

By transfer from United States Government li- 

From the Public Printer by virtue of law 

From the American Printing House for the 

By International Exchange (from foreign Gov- 


a i5,8i5 
2 3, 959 



ve collections 
ve collections 

Gifts of the United States Government in all its 

Gifts from State governments 

Gifts from local governments 

Gifts from corporations and associations 

Bv copyright . . 

By Smithsonian' 

By exchange (piece for piece) 

By priced exchange 

Library of Congress publications (specially 
bound). ... 

o This includes 353 volumes added to the jeser 
6 This includes 145 volumes added to the rese 

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How acquired 



Gain of volumes by separation in binding and 
by binding of books and periodicals previ- 
ously uncounted or uncounted in their present 


6, 824 

Total added books, pamphlets, and 


122, 2^0 


By consolidation in binding 

0, i -20 

4, rco 

Duplicates sent in exchange 

6, ?i8 

9. ?o6 

Returns of college and library catalogues 

1C, OI3 

7, 830 



Net accessions 

125, O54 

no, 564 

These tables show a decrease of 1 2 per cent in the net total 
of accessions, due in a large measure to the war in Europe. 
That cause may not be at first apparent; for the item of 
purchases our chief source of foreign accession shows a 
heavy increase, wholly due, however, to purchases in the 
Far East, considerable in volume though not in cost, for 
which the plans were well under way before the war began. 
Normal conditions in Europe would have added greatly to 
this item. Most fortunately the power to carry forward 
our unexpended balances, recently granted by Congress, 
will convert what would otherwise have been a total loss 
into a mere postponement for better opportunity. From 
all the other sources of foreign accession the yield dimin- 
ished: international exchanges, private gifts and foreign 
copyrights in some degree, but the Smithsonian deposits 
very notably. 

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My Report for 1910-11 noted the bequest to the Library Harrisse bequest 
by the late Henry Harrisse of " a full set of his own writings, 
annotated; and miscellaneous books, maps and manu- 
scripts on related topics." The death of Mr. Harrisse 
occurred on May 13, 1910; and the provisions of the will 
were communicated to us promptly. But the probate pro- 
ceedings were slow, and they were complicated by litigation 
which, though it did not bring into question the bequest to 
the Library, suspended any distribution whatever of the 
estate. And it was not until the beginning of the past 
summer that the collection was actually delivered to our 
representative in Paris, nor until August 7 that it arrived 
in Washington. 

We must make grateful acknowledgment to the staff of 
the American Embassy at Paris for its interest and friendly 
aid during the interim: in keeping watch of the probate 
proceedings, in endeavoring to expedite delivery, in en- 
suring identification of the material, and in satisfying the 
executors and trustees of the legal competence of the 
Library to receive and receipt for such a bequest. 

The bequest was in the form of a codicil, executed on 
March 3, 1910, and reading as follows: 

"i. I bequeath to the Library of Congress of Wash- 
ington City, United States, the complete collection of 
my own works annotated by my own hand, and num- 
bering about 150 volumes, large and small, all bound, 
contained in the two bookcases of my library, labelled 
under the letters E and F, containing besides, manu- 
script maps, autographs and rare books, which are in- 
cluded in this bequest. 

"I desire that the wh olebe preserved in a special 
bookcase of the said Library of Congress, exclusively 
devoted to the said bequest, and that nothing shall 
ever be sold or exchanged. This bequest is also made 
free of succession duties." 

32 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

bequest, fhe collection consists of 22O volumes and pamphlets, 
besides some packages and boxes of loose manuscript mate- 
rial. Two hundred and three of the volumes and pam- 
phlets represent the writings of Harrisse himself. The col- 
lection includes all the writings listed by Vignaud 1 and by 
Cordier 2 and a few not noted by them, and comprises proba- 
-bly the only complete collection of Harrisse's writings in 
existence. All the more important works are on fine paper, 
usually in duplicate, and in most cases both copies are 
enriched with the author's manuscript notes and inserted 
illustrative material. 

Of the 94 original writings credited to him, 80 deal with 
some phase of American history during the period of explora- 
tion and discovery; and of these 41, represented in the col- 
lection by 98 volumes and pamphlets, deal with Columbus, 
and largely with the points in controversy concerning him, 
such as the date and place of his birth, his sepulture, the 
letters, his life by Ferdinand, etc. Harrisse's most impor- 
tant contribution to Columbus literature was doubtless 
"Christophe Colomb, son origine, sa vie, ses voyages, sa 
famille et ses descendants," Paris, 1884. 2 v. large 8vo. 
The appearance of this while the second volume of Winsor's 
Narrative and Critical History of America was passing 
through the press, induced Mr. Winsor to add a lengthy 
postscript to his bibliographical "Notes " in comment upon 
it (v. 2, p. 88-92). 

The "Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima " (issued in 
1866, with Additions in 1872) is still considered by many 
scholars as Harrisse's most important contribution to early 
American history. In it he described 308 publications 
relating to America which appeared between the years 1492 
and 1551, whereas previous bibliographers had noted only 

1 Henry Harrisse: fitude biographique et morale; avec la bibliographic critique de 
ses ecrits. Palis, 1912. [The bibliography comprises 94 entries.] 

2 Henry Harrisse, 1830-1910. [With a bibliogiaphy comprising 83 entries.] In the 
Bulletin du Bibliophile, 15 Nov. 1910. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 33 

58. One of the copies in the collection on Holland paper 
has been expanded by interleaving to two volumes, and is 
enriched with autograph notes, on the margins and inter- 
leaves, of the greatest bibliographical, cartographical, and 
historical interest, and sufficient in number to form a volume 
by themselves. 

The appearance of Harrisse's "Fernand Colomb. Sa vie, 
ses reuvres," Paris, 1872 (previously issued in Spanish, 
Sevilla, 1871), gave rise to a controversy regarding the 
authenticity of the life of Columbus attributed to his son 
Ferdinand. This material is well represented in the collec- 
tion and quite fully annotated. 

Other important works in this field, all represented by 
fine copies with autograph notes, are, "The Discovery of 
North America", 1892; "Decouverte et evolution carto- 
graphique de Terre Neuve et des pays circonvoisins, 1479- 
1501-1769," 1900; "Excerpta Colombiniana : Bibliographic 
de quatre cents pieces gothiques, francaises, italiennes, & 
latines du commencement du xvi e siecle non decrites 
jusqu'ici," 1877; "John Cabot, the discoverer of America, 
and Sebastian, his son," 1896. On a fly leaf of this last 
volume under date of November 22, 1895 is the note: 
"The present is, out of eighty-seven, my best work! Hy. 

Among the printed books in the collection are two of great 
rarity. One is the "Bibliotheca Barlowiana," of which 
only 4 copies were printed (in New York in 1864). It is 
a descriptive catalogue of the rarest Americana in the col- 
lection of Samuel L. M. Barlow. The other is the "Letters 
of Christopher Columbus describing his first voyage to the 
western hemisphere," New York, 1865, of which only 10 
copies were printed. 

Of the miscellaneous items worthy of mention are an 
autograph letter by Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, and a fine 

34 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

bequest, copy of Antonio de Remesal's " Historia general de las Indias 
occidentals, " Madrid, 1620. 

The maps, though few in number, are notable. Cham- 
plain's original manuscript map of Canada, 1607, on parch- 
ment, would be an important addition to any collection. 
The original manuscript map on vellum, "Description du 
pais des Hurons, 1631," has also a particular interest for the 
region of the great lakes. [The above two maps are de- 
scribed by Gabriel Marcel in his " Cartographic de la nouvelle 
France," Paris, 1885, page 6.] Lastly, an important series 
of manuscript maps of parts of North and Central America 
drawn by Ivan Vingbooms, cartographer to the Prince of 
Nassau, in 1639, in three thin folio volumes, show the West 
Indies, New Netherlands, Florida, California, Manatus, 
Godyn's Bay (Delaware Bay), and Noort Pvivier. 

Among the miscellaneous manuscripts are two works of 
interest to bibliographers. One is an extensive, classified 
bibliography of Christopher Columbus; the other a bio- 
bibliography of all the more important persons connected 
with the discovery and exploration of America during the 
first half century. Both are on cards in the handwriting of 

In a letter to me written (December 25, 1908), while the 
bequest was in contemplation, Mr. Harrisse remarked of the 
set of his own works embraced in it: "The whole constitutes 
the results of nearly forty years of exclusive and laborious 
efforts in the field of American History, Geography and 
Cartography." Both the efforts and the results are too well 
known to require review here. 1 I merely note here, as of 
general interest, that though born abroad, and for the major 
portion including the last forty years of his life a resident of 
Paris, Mr. Harrisse resided in the United States during most 

1 They are summarized in the two essays (by Mr. Vignaud and by Mr. Cordier) which 
I have cited, and in a brief bio-bibliographical sketch by Adolph Growoll printed for the 
Dibdin Club in 1899. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 35 

of his youth and early manhood at first in the Carolinas, 
where (supporting himself by teaching) he qualified for the 
bar, and later in Chicago and New York, where he practiced 
law, not returning to France until the eve of the Franco- 
Prussian war. It was indeed a fortunate contact here (with 
Mr. S. Iy. M. Barlow in 1864-65) that established his interest 
in early Americana, and determined the main field of his 
researches. His practice became large and lucrative; but 
neither here nor subsequently in France did it absorb him to 
the exclusion of the studies which were his private passion. 
The industry and ardor which he expended upon these were 
indeed extraordinary and widely recognized; and if the 
"results" were not accorded a treatment generous enough 
wholly to satisfy him, this was doubtless (as his biographers 
assert) because of the severity of his own attitude in con- 
troversy, which tended to embitter his opponents and grad- 
ually to alienate even his friends; so that in his later years 
he seems to have felt isolated from the cordialities of schol- 
arship. It was on this account the more desirable that this 
collection, which embodies the complete record of his in- 
dustry and enthusiasm, should be placed and preserved here 
intact, to make its own proof of the man and his work and 
its unimpaired contribution to science. 

The largest single gift of printed books came from Mrs. GIFTS: 
Ridgely Hunt, a collection of 316 volumes, chiefly Italian Hunt 
works from the library of the late William Cruger Pell, but 
including many other desirable books. 

Mrs. Ida Husted Harper increased substantially our HarpeT 
source material for the history of the movement for 
woman suffrage by the gift of 1 2 specially prepared volumes 
embodying the results of many years of writing for the 
press, of systematic collection during the same period, and 
of many recent months of labor spent by Mrs. Harper in a 
careful, logical arrangement of the material for permanent 
preservation in usable form. The collection includes prac- 

36 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

tically all that appeared in the department entitled "The 
Cause of Woman," conducted by Mrs. Harper in the New 
York Sun, 1899-1903. This material was preserved by 
Miss Susan B. Anthony with a view to its ultimate deposit 
in the Library of Congress. It constitutes a full connected 
record of current events in the suffrage movement. Later 
volumes preserve a large body of the more fugitive litera- 
ture of the California campaign for suffrage, 1896-1900; 
current reports of the various International Councils and 
Congresses held in Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam, 
Geneva, London, Budapest, Rome, and The Hague, 1904- 
1914; miscellaneous printed addresses, and newspaper and 
magazine articles. Throughout the collection are inter- 
spersed hundreds of portraits, autograph letters, and per- 
sonal memorabilia of the leaders in the suffrage cause. 

The more notable gifts of individual volumes included 
the following : 
GIFTS: From M. Jules Charles-Roux a copy of his "Souvenirs 


du passe; le Cercle artistique de Marseille; avec une gravure 
au burin, trente et une heliogravures, deux planches en 
couleur hors texte, six cent quatre-vingt-six dessins origi- 
naux et illustrations dans le texte. Paris, A. Lemerre, 

From Mr. Louis C. Tiffany a copy of "The art work of 
Louis C. Tiffany. Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, Page 
& company, 1914." 

From Mr. Joseph E. Widener a copy of "Pictures in the 
collection of P. A. B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins 
Park, Pennsylvania. Early German, Dutch & Flemish 
schools. . . Philadelphia, Priv. print., 1913-" 

From Mr. George lies a copy of the very scarce "Biog- 
raphy of Ottman Mergenthaler and history of the linotype, 
its invention and development. Baltimore, Md., 1898." 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 37 

From Mr. J. P. Morgan a copy of Part 3 of the "Baby- 
lonian records in the library of J. Pierpont. Morgan, ed. by 
Albert T. Clay." 

From Mr. Nieh Chi-Cheh, Vice Chairman of the Honorary 
Commercial Commission from the Republic of China, a 
copy of the diary of his grandfather, His Excellency Chen 
Kuo-fan, in 40 volumes. 

The Publisher's Weekly of May 29, 191 5, contained the 
following : 

"As is well known, the Library of Congress receives 
all books copyrighted in the United States and prints 
and distributes catalog cards for them. In order that 
books which are not copyrighted in the United States 
may be more fully represented on its shelves and in its 
stock of printed cards, the Library of Congress invites 
publishers to present to it copies of books imported by 
them even if no copyright in the United States is 
claimed by them. The name of the publisher who 
imports the book is given on the card as a matter of 
routine when it is given in the imprint. When the 
name of the importer does not appear in the imprint, it 
will hereafter be added on the card in brackets provided 
that it is given on a slip pasted below the imprint. 
The price of the book, if supplied, will also be given on 
the card. The publicity afforded the importing pub- 
lisher through the printed card distribution service of 
the national library should prove an excellent recom- 
pense for the single copy of the work necessary to 
secure this entry. The Library charges the importer 
no fees." 

Largely as a result of this we received before June 30 
from Richard G. Badger, 7 volumes; from the Bloch Pub- 
lishing Company, 14 volumes; from the Funk & Wagnalls 
Company, 9 volumes; from Henry Holt and Company, 16 
volumes; from B. W. Huebsch, 6 volumes; from the John 
Lane Company, 55 volumes; from Charles Scribner's Sons, 

38 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

i volume; from the Frederick A. Stokes Company, 9 
BEQUEST: The will of the late Judge John Forrest Dillon of New 

John F. Dillon 

York contained the following clause : 

"I give to the Congressional Library, Washington, 
D. C., for use of law library of the Supreme Court of 
the United States, the eight volumes of original ad- 
dresses compiled by me (with portraits and correspond- 
ence) delivered throughout the United States on 
Marshall day, 1901." 

Judge Dillon's deep interest in John Marshall, evidenced 
by his "Life, character and judicial services of Chief Justice 
Marshall," has now enriched the Library of Congress with 
this unique collection, most valuable and interesting, of 
some 137 printed addresses, 159 portraits, and 309 auto- 
graph letters from the legal notables of the country in 
tribute to the great expounder of the Constitution. 

PURCHASES: , , , - -~ TT . T _ 

Chinese litera- Last year s report noted the services of Dr. Hmg Kwai 
Fung in selecting a large number of representative Chinese 
works. These services ended early in this fiscal year with 
the delivery of a still larger collection, 10,741 volumes, 
chiefly collected works, encyclopaedias, history, geography, 
archaeology, and epigraphy. 

The largest and most important part of this new accession 
consists of Ts'ung shoo or Collectanea, the significance of 
which is thus stated by Dr. Berthold Laufer: "Many ancient 
and most interesting writings have been preserved only in 
these repositories, a class of publications corresponding to 
our 'Series' or 'Library' and usually containing the first 
printed editions of ancient manuscripts. In some -cases 
these collections are of a heterogeneous nature, since they 
include only such rare books as chanced to fall into the hands 
of an individual or a publishing house. In other cases they 
are arranged according to a plan well mapped out beforehand, 
comprising the writers of certain periods or limited to certain 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 39 

classes of literature, as philosophy, poetry, geography, or 

Of these collections or repositories, the present accession 
embraces 101 different series, varying in extent from a few 
volumes up to the Chi fu ts'ung shoo in 438 volumes and the 
T'ung chi Vang Ching in 480, the whole group of collectanea 
containing 4,644 volumes. 

Historical treatises number 1,925 volumes, including an 
early Palace edition of the dynastic history known asNien 
ssu shih, in 602 volumes. The term Palace edition is applied 
to works issued in the reigns of K'ang-hi and K'ien-lung 
from the imperial printing office, which was established by 
decree of the Emperor K'ang-hi in 1 680 in a series of build- 
ings southwest of the Palace City. The establishment with 
all its stock of blocks and types was destroyed by an acci- 
dental fire in 1869 and Palace editions are becoming rare 
and eagerly sought for. Those in the present accession 
comprise 870 volumes. 

Epigraphy is well represented by 30 works in 221 volumes. 
The investigation of ancient inscriptions has long been 
studiously pursued by the Chinese. Thousands of early 
records on stone have been published in facsimile, many of 
them exceedingly important and interesting documents. 
Among the more valuable works of this character now 
added are the Kin shi tsui pien, a comprehensive collection 
of ancient inscriptions down to the end of the Kin dynasty, 
compiled by Wang Ch'ang and published in 1805; the K'ew 
koo tsing shdy kin shih t'oo, a collection of facsimiles of in- 
scriptions on vessels, coins, and seals, published in 1818 by 
Ch'in King; the Kin shih shk, a series of criticisms on lapi- 
dary inscriptions by K6 Tsung-ch'ang; the Kin shi k'e, a 
treatise on various antiquities in metal, stone, and earthen- 
ware by Chang Yen-ch'ang, published in 1778; the Ming 
edition of the Kin shi yun fob, a dictionary of the ancient 

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characters found in bronze and stone inscriptions; Tao 
chai chi chin lu, an illustrated catalogue of the collection of 
the Viceroy Tuan Fang which was intended as the nucleus 
of a national museum; Kwdn miao chai ts'ang chin shih 
wen k'ao lueh by Le Kwang-ying, being notices of the char- 
acters found in a large collection of inscriptions. This 
group, with similar works added last year, puts us in posses- 
sion of much of the material necessary for satisfactory in- 
vestigation of Chinese antiquities. 

Encyclopaedias in this accession number 14, comprised in 
652 volumes, including the Pao edition of the T'ae ping yu 
Ian; the San tsae t'oo h^y, a comprehensive cyclopaedia of 
arts and sciences compiled by Wang K'e; and the Kwang 
po wuh che by Tung Sze-chang finished in 1607. 

Chinese topographical writings are said to be probably 
unrivaled for extent and systematic comprehensiveness. 
Separate works exist regarding every portion of the Empire. 
Their practical value in the solution of our own commercial 
and agricultural problems is yearly receiving wider recogni- 
tion. The present accession includes 1,842 volumes of this 
class, embracing in addition to general works, 7 treatises 
each on a particular province, 13 relating' to particular pre- 
fectures, 7 to separate departments, and 43 to smaller 

The assignment of Dr. Walter T. Swingle of the Bureau 
of Plant Industry to an investigation in China and Japan, 
in the interests of the Department of Agriculture, afforded 
us another desirable opportunity for judicious selection of 
items needed to round out the Chinese collection. Dr. 
Swingle's first purchase for our account contained 1,409 
volumes, including 116 volumes issued during the Ming 
dynasty or earlier, 260 volumes of geographical works, and 
147 volumes of collectanea. As this undertaking is still in 
progress at this writing, extended statement of the results 
is reserved for the future. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 41 

Our East Asiatic collection (Chinese, Manchu, Mongol, 
Tibetan and Japanese) is now in excess of 45,000 volumes. 
Aside from the casual accretions of the past 60 years, its 
principal constituent groups are these: 

(a) The beginning of the collection is due to the in- 
terest of Hon. Caleb Gushing, our first minister to China, 
who in 1844 negotiated the earliest treaty between the 
United States and the Emperor of China. Upon his 
return he brought with him well selected standard works, 
history, medicine, classics, poetry, ritualism, essays, and 
dictionaries e. g., the "Thirteen classics" in 366 vol- 
umes, Choo He's history in 210; in all 2,547 volumes. 

(ft) The present eminence of the collection is due to 
the late William Woodville Rockhill, who, by large gifts, 
by lasting interest, by the unselfish labor of years ap- 
plied with special knowledge of the languages and litera- 
ture, not only raised our resources to distinction but 
supplied the impetus which has since brought them to 
commanding rank among Western collections. 

Interested even from his boyhood in Tibetan Bud- 
dhism, he had acquired a good knowledge of written 
Tibetan before he went to China as second secretary of 
the American legation in 1884. Always a student of the 
broadest vision he applied himself during the following 
years not alone to the increasing responsibilities of his 
advancing posts but to a thorough study of Chinese and 
of spoken Tibetan under the guidance of an intelligent 
lama, from Lh'asa, whose friendship he had gained. He 
learned the languages of remote districts ; he became an 
authority on things Chinese. 

These studies could scarcely have been so long sus- 
tained without the possession of a sympathetic insight 
into the Chinese character. It was this combination of 
interest, friendly feeling, and profound knowledge that 
carried him through two long, dangerous journeys of 
exploration in regions never before trodden by a white 
man, that afterwards brought about his appointment as 
Special Commissioner to China to aid in the settlement 
of the Boxer troubles, that made him so successful as 
Ambassador to China, and that finally led President 

42 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

Yuan Shi-kai to select him to be adviser to the Chinese 
Republic. He was on his way to assume the duties of 
this crowning trust when he died at Honolulu, December 
8, 1914. 

Mr. Rockhill brought, therefore, to conditions of place 
and time most favorable for collecting, the Western 
viewpoint, profound knowledge of the material and the 
broad interest of the scholar, traveler, diplomat, and 
student of international affairs. These intimations of 
his opportunities to acquire and his ability to select 
suggest the value of his benefactions which in the 
course of years exceeded 6,000 volumes. 

(c) At the close of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition 
the Chinese government, through its legation at Wash- 
ington, presented the books which formed part of the 
Chinese exhibit, 1,965 volumes. 

(d) In 1907 Dr. Kan Ichi Asakawa, of the faculty of 
Yale University, with the assistance of other Japanese 
authorities, carefully selected a good working collection 
for the student of Japanese literature, history, and 
institutions, probably not equaled outside of Japan, 
9,072 works. 

(<?) The Chinese government in 1908 sent by the 
special ambassador charged with the acknowledgments 
of China to the United States for the remission of the 
"Boxer indemnity," a complete set of the Tu shu tsi 
cheng or Chinese encyclopaedia, in 5,041 volumes. 

(/) After more than a year spent in the Library of 
Congress in classifying and cataloguing the Chinese 
collection, Dr. Hing Kwai Fung, thus specially ac- 
quainted with the contents of the collection as then 
constituted, and qualified by knowledge of his native 
language and literature, selected the large groups 
described supra and in last year's report, his selections 
numbering in all 17,208 volumes. 

(g) Dr. Walter T. Swingle, long interested in the 
Chinese collection as a valuable source of information 
on present day agricultural problems, and thoroughly 
familiar with its content, is at present making impor- 
tant additions to it, the first of which, as noted above, 
numbers 1,409 volumes. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 43 

The special effort begun three years ago to build up a PURCHASES: 
strong collection of the literature of the fine arts has been tec j re "" 
sustained. Professor Richard A. Rice has continued his 
careful selection of representative works and of most desir- 
able copies when a choice of copies is offered. The cumu- 
lative fruits of this selective service in the market, the 
constant yields of the copyright law, and the benefactions 
of governments and private collectors are combining to form 
here a collection both superior in quality and impressive in 
extent. The most significant single accession in this cate- 
gory is a good copy of the first edition of 

" Die geuerlicheiten vnd eins teils der geschichten des loblichen 
streytparen vnd hochberumbten helds vnd fitters herr Tewr- 
dannckhs. [Colophon: Gedruckt in der kayserlichen stat Nurn- 
berg durch den eltern Hannsen Sch6nsperger burger zu Augspurg. " 

This work of Maximilian I of Germany and his secretaries, 
Melchior Pfintzing and Marx Treitz-Saurwein, is of present 
day artistic interest for its 118 woodcuts, chiefly by Hans 
Schauefelein. This copy is on paper. The Library already 
had the second variety of the second edition, 1519. 

Another highly desirable acquisition is Victorien Sardou's 
copy of 

Opera Hrosvite, illvstris virginis et monialis gerniane, gente 
saxonica orte, nvper a Conrado Celte inventa. . . [Colophon: 
Finis operum Hrosuithse. . . Impressum Norunbergae sub 
Priuilegio Sodalitatis Celticae a Senatu Rhomani Imperil impe- 
trato. Anno christi Quingentesimoprimo supra Millesimnm. 

The special interest here is in eight full page woodcuts 
attributed to Durer. This copy was bound by Duru, 1855, 
in full brown morocco. 

A third rare item is a copy of the first edition of 

"The art of graveing and etching, wherein is exprest the true 
way of Graveing in Copper, allso The manner and method of that 
famous Callot, & Mr. Bosse, in their Severall ways of Etching," 
London, published by Wm. Faithorne, 1662. 

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Of varying interest and value are the several items in the 
following brief list selected from the great volume of acces- 
sions as illustrative of the year's growth in this particular 
direction : 

Antiqvarvm statvarvm vrbis Romae, quae in publicis priuatisque 

locis visuntur, icones [pars secunda] Romae, ex typis Gottifredi de 

Scaichis, 1621. 8c pi. 
Apfelstedt, F. Beschreibende darstellung der alteren bau- mid 

kunstdenkmaler des fiirstenthums Schwarzburg-Sondershausen. 

Unter den auspicien der fiirstl. staatsregierung hrsg. vom Fiirstl. 

schwarzburg. alterihumsverein ... Bearb. von F. Apfelstedt ... 

Sondershausen, In commission bei F. Bertram, 1886-87. 
L 'architecture et la decoration au palais du Louvre & des Tuileries ... 

Paris, Librairie centrale d'art et d 'architecture [1905-07]. 2 v. 
L 'architecture & la sculpture a 1 'Exposition de 1900 ... Paris, 

A. Guerinet [1904]. 5 v. 
Architecture, peinture et sculpture de la Maison de ville d 'Amsterdam, 

representee en CIX. figures en taille-douce. Amsterdam, D. Mortier, 

Bagatti Valsecchi, Fausto. Qvi si contengono le tavole rappresentanti 

li disegni de la casa de li fratelli Bagati Valsechi che ritrovasi in 

Milano . . . riprodotti dal vero con la nvova inventione de la eliotipia. 

Favsti et losephi fratrvm de Bagatis opvs an. Dni MDCCCXCV. 

[Milano, Tip. Bernardoni di C. Rebeschini, 1898.] 
Baglione, Giovanni. Le vite de' pittori, scultori, architetti, ed 

intagliatori, dal pontificato di Gregorio XIII. del 1572. fino a' tempi 

di papa Urbano VIII. nel 1642. scritte da Gio: Baglione Romano. 

Con la vita di Salvator Rosa Napoletano, pittore, e poeta, scritta da 

Gio: Batista Passari, nuovamente aggiunta. Napoli, 1733. 
Baillie-Grohman, William Adolph. Sport in art; an iconography of 

sport during four hundred years from the beginning of the fifteenth 

to the end of the eighteenth centuries, by William A. Baillie- 
Grohman . . . with two hundred and forty-three illustrations. London, 

Ballantyne and co., ltd. [1913]. 
Barriere, Dominique. Villa Aldobrandina tvscvlana; siue uarij 

illius hortorum et fontium prospectus. Dominicus Barriere Mas- 

siliensis inue. & deline. & sculp. Romae, 1647. 
Basan, Pierre Francois. Dictionnaire des graveurs anciens et modernes, 

depuis 1'origine de la gravure, par F. Basan ... 2. ed., mise par 

ordre alphabetique, considerablement augm. & ornee de cinquante 

estampes par differens artistes celebres, ou sans aucune, au gre de 

1'amateur ... Paris, L'auteur [etc.] 1789. 2 v. 
Basoli, Antonio. Collezione di varie scene teatrali per uso degli 

amatori, e studenti di belle arti. Bologna, L'autore, 1821. 
Die bau- und kunstdenkmaler des herzogtums Oldenburg. Bearb. 

im auftrage des Grossherzoglichen staatsministeriums ... Oldenburg, 

G. Stalling, 1896-1909. 5 v. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 45 

Berty, Adolphe. La renaissance monumentale en France; specimens 
de composition et d 'ornementation architectoniques, empruntes 
aux Edifices construits depuis le regne de Charles VIII jusqu'a 
celui de Louis XIV, par Adolphe Berty ... Paris, A. Morel et c e , 
1864. 2 v. 

Bode, Wilhelm. Franz Hals: his life and his work. English text, 
and 200 photogravure plates with about 80 text illustrations. Berlin, 
Photograph ische Gesellschaft, 1914. 

Bourcard, Gustave. ... La cote des estampes des differentes ecoles 
anciennes et modernes; prix atteints dans les ventes publiques en 
France et a 1'etranger de 1900 a 1912. Paris, D. Morgand, E. Rahir, 
succ r , 1912. 

Bracci, Domenico Agostino. Memorie degli antichi incisori che scol- 
pirono i loro nomi in gemme e cammei con molti monumenti inediti 
di antichita, statue, bassirilievi, gemme; opera di Domenico Augusto 
Bracci ... Firenze, G. Cambiagi, stampatore, 1784-86. 2 v. 

Buschmann, P. Exposition de 1 'oeuvre de Antoine van Dyck, organisee 
par la ville d'Anvers a 1'occasion du 300 anniversaire de la naissance 
du maitre; illustre de 30 heliogravures d'apres les originaux. Paris, 
Societ6 d 'edition artistique, 1900. 

Caravaggio, Polidoro Caldara, known as. Opere di Polidoro da Caravag- 
gio, disegnate, et intagliate, da Gio: Baptista Galestruzzi, pittore 
fiorentino. Roma, L'autore, 1658. 

Chabat, Pierre. La brique et la terre cuite; etude historique de 1'em- 
ploi de ces materiaux ; fabrication et usages ; motifs de construction 
et de decoration, choisis dans 1 'architecture des differents peuples ... 
Paris, V e A. Morel et cie, 1881. 

Cima, Giuseppe. L ' addobbatore moderno; ossia, Raccolta di 300 
tavole rappresentanti oggetti d ' arti e manifatture desunte dalle piu 
recenti mode originali e straniere, disegnate da Giuseppe Cima ... 
Milano, A. Vallardi [1830]. 6 v. 

Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. Mediaeval Sinhalese art, byAnanda K. 
Coomaraswamy ... being a monograph on mediaeval Sinhalese arts 
and crafts, mainly as surviving in the eighteenth century, with an 
account of the structure of society and the status of the craftsmen. 
[Broad Campden, Essex house press, 1908]. 

Costaguti, Giovanni Battista, the elder. Architettvra della basilica di 
S. Pietro in Vaticano, opera di Bramante Lazzari, Michel' Angelo 
Bonarota, Carlo Maderni, ed altri f amosi architetti ... Roma, Stampe- 
ria della Reuerenda camera apostolica, 1684. 

Courajod , Louis Charles Jean . ... Lecons professees & 1 'Ecole du Louvre 
(1887-1896) pub. sous la direction de MM. Henry Lemonnier et Andre 
Michel ... Paris, A. Picard et fils, 1899-1903. 3 v. 

Cranach, Lucas. Passional Christi und Antichristi. Lucas Cranach's 
holzschnitte mit dem texte von Melanchthon. Wittemberg, J. 
Griininger, 1521. 

Crane, Walter. The first of May, a fairy masqve; presented in a series 
of 52 designs, by Walter Crane. London [etc.] H. Sotherari & co., 

46 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

Dank6, J6zsef Karoly. Geschichtliches, beschreibendes und urkund- 

liches aus dem Graner domschatze. Gran [Druck von A. Holzhausen 

in Wien] 1880. 
Delacroix, Eugene i. e. Ferdinand Victor Eugene. Le voyage de 

Eugene Delacroix au Maroc; fac-simile de 1 'album du Chateau de 

Chantilly (soixante-six pages d 'aquarelles, dessins, croquis et notes 

du maitre). Introduction et description par Jean Guiffrey ... Paris, 

J. Terquem & cie [etc.] 1913. 
Dessau. Herzogliche behordenbibliothek. Handzeichnungen deut- 

scher meister in der Herzogl. anhaltschen behordenbibliothek zu 

Dessau, hrsg. von Max J. Friedlander. Stuttgart, F. Krais, 1914. 
Deutsche dichtungenmitrandzeichnungendeutscher kiinstler ... Diis- 

seldorf, J. Buddeus [1849-50.] 
Donadini, Ermenegildo Antonio. Die grabdenkmaler der erlauchten 

Wettiner fiirsten in der kurfiirstlichen begrabnisskapelle des domes 

zu Meissen. Donadini ... [und] prof. dr. G. Aarland ... Leipzig, 

Druck von C. Grumbach, 1898. 
Douglas, John, architect, of Chester. Abbey square sketch book ... John 

Douglas, architect, Chester, direxit. Liverpool, Printed by A. Mac- 

gregor, 1872490?]. 3 v. 
Diirer, Albrecht. ... Divae Mariae historia (Marienleben) a Marco Ant. 

Raimundi inc. [Venetiis, 150-?] 
Dunraven, Edwin Richard Windham Wyndham-Quin, $d earlof. Notes 

on Irish architecture. By Edwin, third earl of Dunraven. Ed. by 

Margaret Stokes ... London, G. Bell and sons, 1875-77. 2 v. 
Du Perac, Etienne. I vestigi dell' antichita di Roma, raccolti et 

ritratti in perspettiva con ogni diligentia da Stefano dv Perac Pari- 

sino. Roma, C. Losi, 1773. 
Ebersolt, Jean. Les eglises de Constantinople, par Jean Ebersolt ... 

[et] Adolphe Thiers ... Paris, E. Leroux, 1913. 
Ertinger, Franz Ferdinand. Des bildhauergesellen Franz Ferdinand 

Ertinger reisebeschreibung durch Osterreich und Deutschland. 

Nach der handschrift Cgm. 3312 der Kgl. hof- und staatsbibliothek, 

Miinchen, hrsg. von E. Tietze-Conrad. Wien, K. Graeser & k ie ; 

[etc., etc.] 1907. 
Faucheux, Louis Etienne. ... Catalogue raisonne de toutes les 

estampes, qui forment 1'oeuvre grave d'Adrien van Ostade, par 

L. E. Faucheux ... Paris, V Te J. Renouard, 1862. 
Filarete, Antonio Averlino, known as. Antonio Averlino Filarete's 

Tractat uber die baukunst nebst seinen buchern von der zeichen- 

kunst und den bauten der Medici. Zum ersten male hrsg. und 

bearb. von d r . Wolfgang von Oettingen ... Mit 15 abbildungen itn 

text ... Wien, C. Graeser, 1896. 
Forain, Jean Louis. ... J.-L- Forain, aquafortiste ; catalogue raisonn6 

de 1'oeuvre grave de 1'artiste, avec une eau-forte originale. Paris, 

H. Floury, 1912. 2 v. 
Fumagalli, Carlo. ... Reminiscenze di storia ed arte nel svbvrbio e 

nella citta di Milano ... Milano, Tip. Pagnoni, 1891-92. 3 v. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 47 

Gallo, Agostino. Vita di Angelo Marini, Siciliano, insigne scultore 
ed architetto del secolo xvi., per la prima volta messo in luce da 
Agostino Gallo ... Palermo, Tipografia Barcellona, 1862. 

Gelis-Didot, Pierre. ... H6tels et maisons de Paris; facades et details, 
relevds et dessines par P. Gelis-Didot, avec le concours de Th. 
Lambert. Paris, Librairies-imprimeries reunies, 1893. 

Grandjean de Montigny, Auguste Henri Victor. Architecture toscane, 
ou Palais, maisons, et autres edifices de la Toscane, mesures et 
dessines par A. Grandjean de Montigny et A. Famin ... Paris, 
Impr. de P. Didot 1'alne, 1815. 

Les grands chateaux de France ... Douai, Impr. P. Dutilleux, 1897. 
2 v. 

Grimouard de Saint- Laurent, Henri Leonard, comte. Guide de 1'art 
chr^tien; etudes d'esthetique et d'iconographie, par le C te de 
Grimouard de Saint- Laurent ... Paris, Librairie archeologique de 
Didron; [etc., etc.] 1872-75. 6 v. 

Gualandi, Michel Angelo, ed. Nuova raccolta di lettere sulla pittura, 
scultura ed architettura, scritte da' piu celebri personaggi dei 
secoli xv. a xix. con note ed illustrazioni di Michelangelo Gua- 
landi, in aggiunta a quella data in luce da Mons. Bottari e dal Ticozzi 
... Bologna, A spese dell' editore ed annotatore, 1844-56. 3 v. 

Heures de Turin; quarante-cinq feuillets & peintures provenant des 
Tres belles heures de Jean de France, due de Berry; reproduction 
en phototypie d'apres les originaux de la Biblioteca nazionale de 
Turin et du Musee du Louvre. Paris [Typ. P. Renouard] 1902. 

Hoffmann, Ludwig. Der Reichsgerichtsbau zu Leipzig. Gesammt- 
ansichten und einzelheiten nach den mit maassen versehenen 
original-zeichnungen der facaden und der innenraume, sowie natur- 
aufnahmen der bemerkenswerthesten theile dieses in den jahren 
1887 bis 1895 errichteten gebaudes. Berlin, New York, B. Hessling 

Hogarth, William. The original works of William Hogarth. London, 
Sold by J. and J. Boydell, 1790. 

Hollar, Wenceslaus. Theatrv Mvliervm, sive Varietas atq>. Diffe- 
rentia Habituum Foeminei Sexus diuersorum Europae Nationum 
hodierno Tempore vulgo in vsu a Wenceslao Hollar, etc. Bohemo 
delineatae et aqva forti aeri sculptae Londini A 1643. W. H. 
[Coat of arms] London, Printed and sold by Henry Overton at 
the Wite Horse without Newgate. 

Humann, Georg. Die kunstwerke der Miinsterkirche zu Essen; 72 
lichtdrucktafeln ... hrsg. von dem Kirchenvorstande der St. 
Johannes-gemeinde in Essen, beschrieben von Georg Humann. 
Diisseldorf, L. Schwann, 1904. 

Inghirami, Francesco. Pitture di vasi etruschi esibite del cavaliere 
Francesco Inghirami, per servire di studio alia mitologia ed alia 
storia degli antichi popoli. 2. ed. ... Firenze, A. Tozzetti, 1852-56. 

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Israels, Jozef. Jozef Israels en zijn kunst, met tekst van Jan Veth. 
Arnhem en Nijmegen, Gebroeders E. & M. Cohen [1904.] 

Jackson, Charles James. English goldsmiths and their marks: a history 
of the goldsmiths and plate workers of England, Scotland, and Ireland; 
with over eleven thousand marks, reproduced in fac -simile from 
authentic examples of plate, and tables of date -letters and other 
hall-marks employed in the assay offices of the United Kingdom. 
London, Macmillan and co., limited, 1905. 

Jannoni, Giovanni. ... Saggi di architettura e decorazione italiana 
illustrati da M. Giovanni lannoni ... Roma, E. Maccari [187-?]. 

Kleiner, Salomon. Francofurtum ad Moenum floridum, seu Vrbis 
hujus imperialis et emporij celeberrimi, in quo imperatores eliguntur, 
vera et accurata delineatio, et repraesentatio ejus ecclesiarum, tur- 
rium et fundationum, quin imo aedium, platearum, fororum, loco- 
rumpa publicorum in vrbe et extra vrbem, uti et pons ejus cum molis 
suis, nee non oppidum illud quod Sachsenhausen vocant, amatoribus 
talium repraesentationum in gratiam oculis subjectum secundum 
suam existentiam delineatum a Salomone Kleiner ... Das florirende 
Franckfurth am Mayn ... Augspurg, J. A. Pfeffel, 1738. 

Kokuho-Gwajo. Japanese temples and their treasures. Compiled 
by the Department of Home Affairs. Tokyo, The Shimbi Shoin, ltd., 

Lafond, Paul. Hieronymus Bosch son art, son influence, ses disci- 
ples par Paul Lafond ... Bruxelles et Paris, G. van Oest &cie, 1914. 

Lampe, Louis. Signatures et monogrammes des peintres de toutes les 
ecoles; guide monogrammiste indispensable aux amateurs de pein- 
tures anciennes, par Louis Lampe ... Bruxelles, A. Castaigne, 1895- 
98. 3 v. 

Lauer, Philippe i. e. Jean Philippe. ... Le palais de Latran; etude 
historique et archeologique par Ph. Lauer ... ouvrage accompagne 
de 143 figures, de 34 planches hors texte et d'un plan. Paris, E. 
Leroux, 1911. 

Lefevre-Pontalis, Eugene Amedee. L 'architecture religieuse dans 
1'ancien diocese de Soissons au XI s et xn e siecle, par Eugene Le- 
fevre-Pontalis ... Paris, Typ. de E. Plon, Nourrit et cie, 1894-96. 
2 v. 

Le Lieur, Jacques. "Le livre enchaine"; ou, Livre des fontaines de 
Rouen; manuscrit de la Bibliotheque de Rouen, 1524-1525, par Jacques 
Le Lieur, seigneur de Bresmetot et du Bosc-Benard-Commin, ancien 
echevin de Rouen, notaire et secretaire du roi, prince des Palinods ... 
publi6 integralement par Victor Sanson ... Rouen, Impr. L. Wolf, 

Lepere, Auguste. Rouen illustre; portefeuille contenant 14 gravures 
sur bois originales de Auguste Lepere. Paris, E. Sagot, 1913. 

Lomazzo, Giovanni Paolo. Trattato dell* arte della pittvra, scoltvra, 
et architettvra, di Gio. Paolo Lomazzo ... diuiso in sette libri. Ne' 
qvali si discorre de la proportione, de' moti. de' colori. de' lumi. de 
la prospettiua. de la prattica de la pittura. et finalmente de le istorie 
d'essa pittura. Con vna tauola de' nomi de tutti li pittori, scoltori, 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 49 

architetti, & matematici antichi, & moderni ... In Milano, Per P. G. 
Pontio, stampatore regio, a instantia di P. Tini, 1584. 

Lotz, Wilhelm. Kunst- topographic Deutschlands. Ein bans- und reise- 
handbuch fiir kiinstler, gelehrte und freunde unserer alten kunst, 
von dr. Wilhelm Lotz ... Cassel, T. Fischer, 1862-63. 2 v - 

[Magnan, Dominique]. Iconarii universalis tentamen, sev Rerum om- 
nium imagines, in sere elegantius incisae, ac ordine litterarum dis- 
positae. A. P. D. M. O. M. P. ... Romas, ex typ. Archangeli Casa- 
letti, 1776-77. 4 v. 

Magne, Emile. Nicolas Poussin, premier peintre du roi, 1594-1665 
(documents inedits) suivi d'un catalogue raisonne et accompagn6 
de la reproduction de 145 de ses tableaux et dessins, de deux por- 
traits, autographes et autres documents, par Emile Magne. Bruxelles 
& Paris, G. van Oest & cie, 1914. 

Maillard, Leon. ... Les menus & programmes illustres; invitations 
billets de faire part cartes d'adresse petites estampes du xvn e 
siecle jusqu'a nos jours. Ouvrage orne de quatre cent soixante re- 
productions d'apres les documents originaux des meilleurs artistes. 
Paris, G. Boudet [etc.]. 1898. 

Maximilian I, emperor of Germany. Freydal. Des kaisers Maximilian 
I. turniere und mummereien ... mit einer geschichtlichen einlei- 
tung, einem facsimilirten namens-verzeichnisse und 255 heliogra- 
vuren ... Wien, A. Holzhausen, 1880-1882. 

Metzger, Johann. Beschreibung des Heidelberger schlosses und gar- 
tens. Nach griindlichen untersuchungen und den vorziiglichsten 
nachrichten bearb. von Johann Metzger ... Mit vielen ansichten und 
grundrissen. Heidelberg, L. Meder [1829?] 

Milanesi, Gaetano. Documenti per la storia dell' arte senese, raccolti 
ed illustrati dal dott. Gaetano Milanesi ... Siena, O. Porri, 1854-56. 

Mitelli, Giuseppe Maria. Alfabeto in sogno; esemplare per diseg- 
nare di Givseppe M. a Mitelli, pittore bolognese, MDCLXXXIII. [Bo- 
logna? -1683]. 

Model, Julius. Der franzosische farbenstich des xvni. jahrhunderts, 
hrsg. von Julius Model und Jaro Springer. Stuttgart & Berlin, 
Deutsche verlags-anstalt [1912]. 

Moreau-Nelaton, Etienne. ... Les eglises de chez nous ; arondissement 
deSoissons ... Paris, H. Laurens, 1914. 3 v. 

Nolhac, Pierre i. e. Annet Marie Pierre Giraud de. ... Le Trianon de 
Marie Antoinette. Paris, Goupil & cie, Manzi, Joyant & cie, succ., 

Nouveau recueil de vues des plus beaux restes de Rome ancienne et des 
plus belles eglises, places, palais et fontaines de Rome moderne, 
dessinees, et gravees par dTiabiles maitres en 50 feuilles. Rome, 

Oppenord, Gilles Marie. CEuvres de Gilles- Marie Oppenord ... con- 
tenant differents fragments d 'architecture & d 'ornements a 1 'usage de 
batiments sacres, publics et particuliers, graves par Gabriel Huquier 
... Paris, A. Guerinet [1888]. 

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Paccioli, Luca. ... Divina prbportione, die lehre vom goldenen 
schnitt. Nach der venezianischen ausgabe vom jahre 1509, neu 
hrsg., ubers. und erlautert von Constantin Winterberg ... Wien, C. 
Graeser, 1896. 

Pembroke, Sidney Herbert, I4th earl of. Reproductions in facsimile 
of drawings by the old masters in the collection of the Earl of Pem- 
broke and Montgomery at Wilton house. With text, explanatory 
and critical, by S. Arthur Strong. London, P. & D. Colnaghi & co., 

Penna, Agostino. Viaggio pittorico della Villa Adriana, composto di 
vedute disegnate dal vero ed incise da Agostino Penna; con una 
breve descrizione di ciascun monumento ... Roma, Tip. di P. 
Aurelj, 1831-33. 2 v. 

Portuondo y Barcelo, Bernardo. Lecciones de arquitectura explicadas 
por el profesor de la Academia de ingenieros ... D. Bernardo Por- 
tuondo y Barcelo ... Madrid, Imprenta del Memorial de ingenieros, 

1877. 2 V. 

Puerta Vizcaino, Juan de la. El real monasterio de San Lorenzo del 
Escorial, por D. Juan de la Puerta Vizcaino. Pozuelo de Alarcon, 
Establecimiento oleografico, 1876. 

Ramiro, Erastene. ... Catalogue descriptif et analytique de rceuvre 
grave de Felicien Rops. 2 ed. Bruxelles, E. Deman, 1893. 

Ricci, Corrado. ... La Pinacoteca di Brera, con 263 incision!. Ber- 
gamo, Istituto italiano d'arti grafiche, 1907. 

Ricci, Signora Elisa. Old Italian lace, by Elisa Ricci ... London, 
W. Heinemann; Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott company, 1913. 
2 v. 

Richardson, A. E. Monumental classic architecture in Great Britain 
and Ireland during the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries, by A. E. 
Richardson ... illustrated in a series of photographs, specially 
taken by E. Dockree, & measured drawings of the more important 
neo-classic buildings, with descriptive text. London, B. T. Bats- 
ford, ltd. [1914]. 

Richter, Carl August. 70 mahlerische an- und aussichten der umge- 
gend von Dresden in einem kreise von sechs bis acht meilen ; aufge- 
nommen, gezeichnet und radirt von C. A. Richter . . . und A. Louis 
Richter. 2. verb. aufl. ... 70 vues pittoresques des environs de 
Dresde ... Dresde, Arnold [1822]. 

Richter, Ludwig i. e. Adrian Ludwig. Beschauliches und erbauliches; 
ein familien-bilderbuch von Ludwig Richter in Dresden. Leipzig, 
G. Wigand, 1851 [-55]. 

Rohault de Fleury, Georges. La Toscane au moyen age; architecture 
civile et militaire, par Georges Rohault de Fleury ... Paris, V ve 
A. Morel et cie, 1873. 2 v. 

Rome (City} Museo di scultura antica. La collection Barracco public^ 
par F. Bruckmann d'apres la classification et avec le texte de Gio- 
vanni Barracco et Wolfgang Helbig. Miinchen, F. Bruckmann, 
1893. 2 v. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 51 

Rose, James Anderson. A collection of engraved portraits; catalogued 
and exhibited by James Anderson Rose, at the opening of the new 
library and museum of the Corporation of London, November, 1872. 
With a preface on engraving, and on the best mode of arranging a 
collection of prints or engraved portraits. London, M. Ward and 
co., 1874. 

Rosner, Karl. Ornamentik des krevzgangs der Cisterzienser abtei 
Zwetl. Nach der natur gezeichnet und autografirt von Karl Rosner 
... Krems a. d. Donau, Druck v. M. Pammer, 1877. 

Ryley, Arthur Beresford. Old paste, by A. Beresford Ryley ... Lon- 
don, Methuen & co., ltd. [1913]. 

Sargent, John S. The work of John S. Sargent with an introductory 
note by Mrs. Meynell. London, L. Heinemann, 1903. 

Schongauer, Martin. ... Martin Schongauer, nachbildungen seiner 
kupferstiche ; 72 tafeln in kupfertiefatzung, hrsg. von Max Lehrs. 
Berlin, B. Cassirer, 1914. 

Schubert-Soldern, Fortunat von. Das radierte werk des Anders Zorn, 
bearb. von Fortunat von Schubert-Soldern. Mit einer original- 
radierung und zwanzig lichtdrucktafeln. Dresden, E. Arnold (L. 
W. Gutbier) 1905. 

Selvatico, Pietro Estense. L'arte nella vita degli artisti; racconti 
storici di Pfetro Selvatico ... Firenze, G. Barbera, 1870. 

Serlio, Sebastiano. Tvtte 1'opere d'architettvra, et prospetiva, di 
Sebastiano Serlio, Bolognese, dove si mettono in disegno tvtte le 
maniere di edificij, e si trattano di quelle cose, che sono piu neces- 
sarie & sapere gli architetti. . . Di nuouo ristampate, & con ogni dili- 
genza corrette. Venetia, G. de' Franceschi, 1619. 

Spring Gardens sketching club, London. The Spring Gardens sketch 
book ... London, Printed for the Spring Gardens sketching club by 
Maclurc & Macdonald, lithographers [i867?-oo?|. 8 v. in 4. 

The Spring Gardens .note-book ... London, The Spring Gar- 
dens sketching club, 1874-79. 

The Spring Gardens sketch-book. Topographical index and 

Index of subjects. With a brief account of the origin and objects of 
the club. London, The Spring Gardens sketching club, 1891. 

Supino, Igino Benvenuto. ... Arte pisana. Firenze, Fratelli Alinari, 

Thompson, Henry Yates. Illustrations from one hundred manuscripts 
in the library of Henry Yates Thompson; consisting of eighty-two 
plates illustrating sixteen mss. of English origin from the xiith to 
the xvth centuries. London, Printed at the Chiswick press, 1914. 

Tomkinson, Michael. A Japanese collection ... made by Michael 
Tomkinson. London, G. Allen, 1898. 2 v. 

Tours. Musee. Musee de Tours. Paris, J. E. Bulloz, [191-?] 66 
mounted photographs in portfolio. 

Valadier, Giuseppe. Raccolta delle piu insigni fabbriche di Roma 
antica e sue adjacenze, misurate nuovamente e dichiarate dall' archi- 
tetto Giuseppe Valadier, illustrate con osservazioni antiquarie da 
Filippo Aurelio Visconti ed incise da Vincenzo Feoli ... Roma, 
Torchi di M. de Romanis e figli, 1810-26. 

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Vasari, Giorgio. Le vite de' piv eccellenti pittori, scvltori, et archi- 
tettori, scritte, & di nuouo ampliate da M. Giorgio Vasari pit. et 
archit. aretino. Co' ritratti loro et con le nuoue vite dal 1550. insino 
al 1567, con tauole copiosissime de' nomi, dell' opere, e de' luoghi 
ou' elle sono. Fiorenza, Appresso i Givnti, 1568. 3 v. 

[Venuti, Ridolfino.] Veteris Latii antiquitatum amplissima collectio 
in qua praeter ea quae hactenus vulgata sunt vrbes, villae, templa, 
balnea, pontes, piscinae, sepulcra, statuae, aut earum saltern rudera 
et fragmenta describuntur et plusquam CXL. tabulis aeneis graphice 
incisis delineata exhibentur ... Editio altera auctior. Romae, apvd 
Venantium Monaldini, 1776. 2 v. 

Vermiglioli, Giovanni Battista. Le sculture di Niccold e Giovanni da 
Pisa e di Arnolfo Fiorentino, che ornano la Fontana maggiore di 
Perugia, disegnate ed incise da Silvestro Massari e descritte da Gio. 
Battista Vermiglioli. Perugia, Tip. Baduel presso V. Bartelli, 1834. 

Visconti, Ennio Quirino. Iconographie romaine, par le chevalier 
E. Q. Visconti ... Paris, Impr. de P. Didot I'ain6, 1817-26. 4 v. 

Iconographie grecque, par le chevalier E. Q. Visconti ... Paris, 

Impr. de P. Didot 1'aine, 1808. 2 v. in 3. 

Weigel, Chr. Abbildung und beschreibung derer samtlichen Berg- 
wercks Beamten und bedienten ... Niirnberg, Chr. Weigel, [1721]. 

Weissman^ Adriaan Willem. ed. Documents classes de 1'art dans les 
Pays-Bas du x me au xix me siecle, recueillis par A. W. Weissman, 
architecte, formant suite a 1'oeuvre de feu J. J. van Ysendyck. 
Utrecht, A. Oosthoek [1914?]. 

Weyden, Roger van der. Le jugement dernier, par van der Weyden 
a Ili6tel Dieu de Beaune. Paris, J. E/Bulloz [190-?]. 

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill. The lithographs by Whistler, illus- 
trated by reproductions in photogravure and lithography, arranged 
according to the Catalogue by Thomas R. Way; with additional sub- 
jects not before recorded. New York, Kennedy & co., 1914. 

Whitman, Alfred. The masters of mezzotint; the men and their work, 
by Alfred Whitman ... London, G. Bell & sons, 1898. 

Wierix, Jan. ... Les planches du Breviaire in-8, gravees par Jean 
Wiericx; imprime sur les cuivres originaux. [Anvers, 1900]. 

Zanotti, Giovanni Pietro Cavazzoni. Le pitture di Pellegrino Tibaldi 
e di Niccolo Abbati esistenti nell' Institute di Bologna, descritte et 
illustrate da Giampietro Zanotti ... Venezia [G. Pasquali]. 1756. 

PURCHASES: About one thousand books and periodicals relating to the 

Simkhtrvitch col- . ^ . 

lection social revolutionary movements in Kurope since the begin- 

ning of the nineteenth century, collected by Dr. Vladimir G. 
Simkhovitch, were acquired in December. The early Ger- 
man leaders (to mention but a few of the more important 
works in the collection) are represented by the rare "Gesell- 
schaftliche Zustande der zivilisierten Welt" edited by 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 53 

Moses Hess; Karl Griin's "Neue Anekdota," 1840, and his 
"Die soziale Bewegung in Frankreich und Belgium (1845) "; 
Karl Peter Heinzen's "Die Opposition" (1846), "Politische 
und unpolitische Fahrten" (1846), and his "Teutsche Revo- 
lution" (1847); Georg Herwegh's "Bin und zwanzig Bogen" 
(1843); Wilhelm Weitling's "Das Evangelium eines armen 
Sunders" (1845) and Karl Marx's first work, "Die Heilige 
Familie" written in collaboration with Friedrich Engels and 
published in 1845. 

Periodical literature, indispensable for the historical in- 
vestigator, abounds. There are complete sets of "Le 
peuple," "Le voix du peuple," "Die neue Zeit," edited by 
Karl Kautsky, "Die sozialistiche Monatshefte" and many 
Russian anarchist and terrorist publications. 

Especially interesting is a complete file of the little satiric 
Russian paper called "Pulemet" (The Machine Gun) in the 
first issue of which was "printed a copy of the Tsar's mani- 
festo with the impression of a bloody hand stamped upon it, 
and the superscription, ' Signed and Sealed.' This was seized 
as an insult to the dynasty. The editor was imprisoned, 
the price of the cartoon went up from five farthings to almost 
as many pounds, and, when the paper appeared again, its 
fame was established." (Nevinson's "Dawn in Russia," 

The Annual Report for 1913 notes the acquisition of source 

Schuller co'.lec- 

material for the native languages of Spanish America, col- tion 
lected by Dr. Rudolph R. Schuller. Upon his return from 
South America last fall the results of his later collecting 
along the same general lines, 118 manuscripts and 119 
printed books and pamphlets, were also acquired. The 
imprints include the following items now difficult of acqui- 
sition through ordinary trade channels: 

Alemany, Agustin. Castellano-piro ; vocabulario de bolsillo ... Lima, 

Tip. del Colegio apost61ico de P. F. del Peru, 1906. 
Castellano-shipibo; vocabulario de bolsillo ... Lima, Tip. del 

Colegio apost61ico de P. F. del Peru, 1906. 

Includes Elementos de gramatica, por el mismo autor,=p. 51-64. 

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Armentia, Nicolas. ... Diccionario de la lengua pacaguara (-pano) 
(Bolivia). Rio de Janeiro, 1913. 

Beltran, Pedro. Diario del viaje hecho el afio de 1834 para reconocer 
los rios Ucayali y Pachitea ... Arequipa, Imprenta del gobierno por 
P. Benavides, 1840. 

Capistrano de Abreu, Joao. O Brazil no secolo xvi. Estudios de 
Capistrano de Abreu. I. A armada de D. Ntino Manuel. Rio de 
Janeiro, Typ. da Gazeta de noticias, 1880. 

Ratxa huni kui a lingua do Caxinaua do rio Mora. [Rio de 
Janeiro, 1910]. 

(One of five or six copies that escaped the fire of the Imprensa 
nacional at Rio de Janeiro, September 1910.) 

Catholic church. Catechisms. ... Compendio de la doctrina cristiana 
en qichua dialecto de Junin, por los rr. pp. Redentoristas ... 7. ed. 
Lima, Libreria e imprenta Gil, 1900. 

... Compendio de la doctrina cristiana en qquechua general 6 

imperial. Por el p. Lobato ... 12 ed. ... Lima, Impr. y libreria 
de San Pedro, 1905. 

Feyjoo [de Sosa,] Miguel. Relacion descriptiva de la ciudad, y pro- 
vincia de Truxillo del Peru, con noticias exactas de su estado poli- 
tico ... En Madrid, En la imprenta de Real i supremo consejo de 
las Indias ... afio de 1763. [Trujillo, Imp. R. Chies, 1902]. 

Gramatica elemental de la lengua keshua en 20 lecciones. Lima, Tip. 
del Colegio de propaganda fide del Peru, 1905. 

Hengvart, Eugenio. Gramatica de la lengua quichua adaptada al 
dialecto ayacuchano ... Lima, Imp. del Colegio de huerfanos, 1907. 

Heriarte, Mauricio de. Descripcao do estado do Maranhao, Para, 
Corupa e Rio das Amazonas. Feita por Mauricio de Heriarte . . . que 
foi, pelo governador D. Pedro de Mello. no anno de 1662. Por 
mandado do governador-geral Diogo Vaz de Sequeira. Dada a luz 
por la. vez. Vienna d 'Austria, Impr. de filho de C. Gerold, 1874. 

Jesuits. Letters from missions (South America). ... Cartas avulsas 
(1550-1568) Rio de Janeiro, Imprensa nacional, 1887. (Cartas 
jesuiticas, in-iv.) 

Mamiani della Rovere, Lodovico Vincenzo. Arte de grammatica da 
lingua Brazilica da nacao Kiriri ... 2. ed. ... Rio de Janeiro, Typ. 
central de Brown & Evaristo, 1877. 

Metodo practice para aprender la lengua guarani, por F. M. 2. ed. 
Asuncion, Jordan & Villaamil, 1907. 

Monteiro, Tobias do Rego. Do Rio ao Parana ... Rio de Janeiro [Typ., 
do Jornal do commercio de Rodrigues & c.] 1903. 

Navarro, Manuel. Vocabulario castellano-quechua-pano con sus 
respectivas gramaticas quechua y pana ... Lima, Imprenta del 
estado, 1903. 

Pacheco Cruz, Santiago. Compendio del "idioma yucateco," dedi- 
cado a las escuelas rurales del estado ... Merida, Yucatan, 1912. 

[Polly, Alfredo]. Os Boruns. Recordacoes selvajens. Rio de Ja- 
neiro, Papelaria Mendes, 1908. 

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Romaguera da Cunha Corra, Jose. Vocabulario sul rio-grandense ... 

Pelotas [etc.] Echenique & Irmao, 1898. 
Romero Fuentes, Luis C. La lengua maya al alcance de todos. Manual 

que contiene 34 lecciones compuestas de las frases mas usuales, 

presentadas con un metodo sencillo para facilitar su aprendizaje. 

... Merida, Yucatan, G. Fernandez, 1910. 
Ruiz de Montoya, Antonio. Arte de la lengua guarani, 6 mas bien 

tupi, por el P. Antonio Ruiz de Montoya ... Nueva ed.: mas cor. y 

esmerada que la primera, y con las voces indias en tipo diferente. 

Viena, Faesy y Frick; [etc., etc.] 1876. 
Salesians. Brazil. Elementos de grammatica e diccionario da lingua 

dos Bororos-Coroados de Matto-Grosso ... Cuiaba, Escolas profis- 

sionaes salesianas, 1908. 

Of kindred interest is a considerable group of books and 
manuscripts, originals and photographic reproductions (60 
pieces), relating to Mexico, Central America, and the Maya 
Indians of Yucatan, acquired in May from the library of 
Paul Wilkinson of Mexico City. Among the printed books 

Ancona, Eligio. Historia de Yucatan, desde la epoca mas remota 

hasta nuestros dias. ist ed. Merida, 1878-1905. 5 v. 

Los Martires del Anahuac. Mexico, 1870. 
Castillo, Geronimo. Diccionario historico, biografico y monumental 

de Yucatan. Merida, Castillo y Companio, 1866. 
Coronel, P. Fr. Juan. Discursos predicables, con otras diversas 

materias espirituales, con la Doctrina Cristiana, y los articulos de 

la Fe, recopilados en lengua Yucateca y enmendados. Mexico, 

Imprenta de Diego Garrido, 1620. 
Remesal, Antonio de. Historia de la Provincia de S. Vincente de 

Chyapa y Guatemala de la Orden de Sancto Domingo. Madrid, por 

Francisco de Engulo, 1619. 

In the constant search for desirable printed material for PURCHASES: 


the general collections (excluding now those subjects in 
charge of distinct divisions of the Library Law, Music, 
Fine Arts, etc.), no field receives more systematic attention 
than history and the auxiliary sciences, particularly Ameri- 
can history and genealogy; and in no other field are more 
selections made or more items acquired. But because this 
historical field has long been gleaned and because its current 
yield is generally not costly, the results of this endeavor 

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are as a rule significant only in the aggregate and the 
aggregate is not easily exhibited. But among the more 
important acquisitions of this year may be noted these: 

Alexander, James. The complaint of James Alexander and William 
Smith to the committee of the General assembly of the Colony of 
New York. New York, Zenger, 1735. 

Benavides, Alonso de. Memorial qve fray Ivan de Santander de la 
orden de San Francisco, comissario general de Indias, presenta a la 
Magestad catolica del rey Don Felipe Ovarto nuestro senor. Hecho 
por el padre fray Alonso de Benauides comissario del Santo Oficio, 
y custodio que ha sido de las prouincias, y conuersiones del Nueuo- 
Mexico. En Madrid, en la Imprenta real, ano 1630. 

Cahier, Charles. Melanges d'archeologie, d'histoire et de litterature 
... Paris, Poussielgue-Rusand, 1847-56. 

Hennepin, Louis. Voyage curieux qui contient une Nouvelle decou- 
verte d'un tres-grand pays situe dans I'Amerique, entre le Nouveau 
Mexique et la mer Glaciale ... La Haye, chez Jean Kitto, Marchand 
Libraire, 1704. 

Howard, Henry. Memorials of the Howard family. Lond. 1834-41. 

Le Liber pontificalis; texte, introduction et commentaire par 1'abbe 
Duchesne. Paris, E. Thorin, 1886-92. 2 v. 

Libros de antano nuevamente dados a luz por varies oficionados. 
Madrid, Libreria de los bibliofilos, 1898. 15 v. 

Lopez de Cogolludo, Diego. Historia de Yucatan escrita en el siglo 
xvn. Tercera edicion. Merida, Manuel AldanaRivas, 1867-68. 2V. 

Linschoten, Jan Huygen van. Voyagie, ofte Schip-vaert, van Ian 
Hvyghen van Linschoten, van by Noorden om langes Noorvvegen 
de Noortcaep, Laplant, Vinlant, Ruslandt, de VVitte Zee, de Custen 
van Candenoes, Svvetenoes, Pitzora, &c. door de Strate ofte Engte 
van Nassau tot voorby de Revier Oby ... Anno 1594. en 1595. 
Ghedruct tot Franeker. By Gerard Ketel [1601] 

Anno 1594, ende 1595. t'Amsterdam, By I. E. Clop- 
penburg, 1624. 

Madiou, Thomas, flls. Histoire d 'Haiti, par Thomas Madiou fils ... 
Port-au-Prince, J. Courtois, 1847. 3 v. 

Moody, James. Lieut. James Moody 's narrative of his exertions and 
sufferings in the cause of government, since the year 1776. London. 
Printed in the year 1782. 

Nuntiaturberichte aus Deutschland nebst erganzenden actenstiicken 
... hrsg. durch das K. Preussische historische institut in Rom und 
die K. Preussische archiv-verwaltung. Gotha, F. A. Perthes, 

Pointis, Jean Bernard Louis Desjean, baron de. An account of the 
taking of Carthagena by the French, in the year 1697. Containing 
all the particulars of that expedition from their first setting out to their 
return into Brest. London, For Sam. Buckley, 1698. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 57 

Raymond, Marcius Denison. Gray genealogy, being a genealogical 
record and history of the descendants of John Gray, of Beverly, Mass., 
and also including sketches of other Gray families, by M. D. Ray- 
mond. Tarrytown, N. Y., 1887. 

Retratos de los espanoles ilustres con un epitome de sus de sus vidas. 
Madrid, Imprenta real, 1791. 

Rocha, Diego Andres. Tratado unico y singular del origen de los Indios 
occidentales del Peru, Mexico, Santa Fe y Chile ... [Lima, En la 
imprenta de Manuel de los Olivos, por. Joseph de Contreras, 1681]. 

Shortt, Adam. ed. Canada and its provinces; a history of the Canadian 
people and their institutions, by one hundred associates. Adam 
Shortt, Arthur G. Doughty, general editors. [Archives ed.] Toronto, 
Glasgow, Brook and company; [etc., etc.] 1914. 22 v. and index. 

Our collection of English drama, already considerable, was PURCHASES: 

English drama 

increased by more than 250 plays, chiefly seventeenth and 
eighteenth century editions not previously represented on 
our shelves. The earlier and more important items include 
a copy of Robert Garnier's "Tragedie of Antonie. Doone 
into English by the Countess of Pembroke," London, 1585, 
bound in full green morocco by Riviere; Philip Massinger's 
"Duke of Millaine," 1623 and his " Tragedy of Nero," 1635; 
"A pleasant comedie of Fair Em, the miller's daughter of 
Manchester: with the love of William the conqueror "- 
ist edition. London, 1631; Beaumont and Fletcher's 
"Knight of the burning pestle" 1635; Christopher Mar- 
lowe's "Lust's dominion, or, The lascivious queen,"i657; 
John Tatham's " London's Glory, represented by Time, 
Truth and Fame," 1660; "The heroick lover" by George 
Cartwright, 1661; "Love for money: or, The boarding 
school. A comedy," by Thomas D'Urfey; and "The 
Pilgrim, a comedy. Written originally by Mr. Fletcher and 
now very much altered with ... a prologue, epilogue, dialogue 
and masque, written by the late Mr. Dryden just before his 
death," 1700. 

Among first editions of notable books acquired are : PURCHASES: 


An untrimmed copy of Goethe 's ' ' Faust, ' 1 790, with signatures F-L in 
the corrected form (without the repetition on p. 145 of the last three lines 
on p. 144, etc.) corresponding in that respect to Seuffert's issue Bb, or 
Deneke's S 2 . It differs in having one signature. D, with the mark 

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Goethe's W. 7. B., and in the quality of the paper, which is heavier and 
of a pronounced creamy tint, different from that of the Schriften and 
of the separate issue of the fragment, cf. Seuffert's introd. to his reprint, 
1882, and Deneke in Zs. fiir bucherfreunde, n. f. i, 1909, p. 171-173. 

A rare piece of early American poetry, " The Patriot muse ; or, Poems 
on some of the principal events of the late war ... by an American 
gentleman ... [Benjamin Young Prime]. London, John Bird, 1764. 
The work is not a mere rarity but is especially interesting for its poetical 
pictures of episodes in American history "General Braddock's 
defeat", "Surrender of Fort William Henry", "Ode on the surrender 
of Louisbourg," etc. 

A desirable copy of William Heath's "The life of a soldier: a narra- 
tive and descriptive poem", London, 1823, with a duplicate set of the 
author's own illustrations, finely colored. 

The rare first edition of Dr. Isaac Watts' " Hymns and spiritual songs 
in 3 books". London, 1707. Peter Cunningham, editor of the Life 
of Watts (Johnson's "Lives of the poets") stated that "a first edition 
of his Hymns, 1707, is rarer than a first edition of Bunyan's ' Pilgrim's 
Progress'". Few collectors have ever succeeded in finding any of 
the early impressions. 

A volume of high rank in the annals of American book production 
is the Hoe copy (one of four printed on vellum by Theodore L. De 
Vinne) of "Sakoontala; or, The lost ring. An Indian drama. Trans- 
lated into English prose and verse, from the Sanskrit of Kalidasa by 
Monier Williams". New York, 1888. 

William Carew Hazlitt's interesting collection of pam- 
phlets relating to Early English literature, 503 pamphlets 
bound in 60 volumes, was purchased for a modest sum in 

To the Bertram Dobell collection of privately printed 
books were added in April 80 volumes and 35 pamphlets, 
gathered by the collector's sons and successors. 

Transfers The receipts by transfer from governmental libraries in 

the District of Columbia, aggregating 31,060 volumes and 
pamphlets, 35,050 periodical numbers and 194 maps and 
charts, while not equal to last year's total are still much 
above the average. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 
The accessions from this source included: 





The White House 



I 220 


U. S. Senate 


U. S. House of Representatives . . 


Department of State 

2, 114. 



Department of the Treasury 



1 06 


Bureau of the Mint 




Department of War : 
Army War College 



Bureau of Insular Affairs .... 
U. S. Engineer School 





Post Office Department 



Department of the Navy 



Department of the Interior 


General Land Office 


Patent Office 

8, 003 


J, 6l2 


Pension Bureau 



Bureau of Education 



I, O38 

Geological Survey . . 

1 80 


=;, 1:28 

Reclamation Service 




Bureau of Mines 


Department of Agriculture 

I, CO7 

I, 2 ?4 

I, 047 


Weather Bureau 



I, -22< 

Bureau of Plant Industry 


Department of Commerce 



4, 54-? 

Bureau of the Census 

I. 632 

I* IO7 


Bureau of Corporations 


Bureau of Foreign and Do- 
mestic Commerce 



4, C4i 


Bureau of Standards 


Bureau of Fisheries 




Coast and Geodetic Survey. . . 



1 80 

Department of Labor, Bureau of 
Labor Statistics 




Smithsonian Institution 

I, 606 



Interstate Commerce Commission 

I. Ill 


1. 6liC 

U. S. Civil Service Commission 




60 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

The receipts from exchanges with nongovernmental 
libraries are considerably in excess of any recent year's 
s- To the list of active participants in the distribution of 


surplus copyright deposits there were added during the year 
the libraries of the Bureau of Fisheries, the Patent Office, 
the Bureau of the Census, the Office of the Commissioner 
of Internal Revenue, the Department of Commerce, the 
Hygienic Laboratory, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
The number of volumes transferred to the governmental 
libraries this year totaled 8,722, as against 5,436 transferred 
during the previous fiscal year, an increase of 3,286 volumes. 
The volumes selected by the beneficiary libraries (not in- 
cluded in any of the foregoing statistical statements because 
they had never been incorporated in the permanent collec- 
tions of the Library of Congress) numbered as follows: 

District of Columbia Public Library 5, 054 

U. S. Soldiers' Home 764 

Bureau of Education 546 

Federal Trade Commission (Bureau of Corporations) 467 

U. S. Engineer School 426 

Department of Commerce 357 

Surgeon General's Office 323 

Department of Agriculture 307 

Hygienic Laboratory 137 

Bureau of Standards 89 

Bureau of Mines 89 

Patent Office 62 

Pension Bureau 40 

Interstate Commerce Commission 18 

Bureau of Fisheries 15 

Commissioner of Internal Revenue 13 

Bureau of the Census n 

Navy Department 2 

Geological Survey i 

Bureau of Labor Statistics i 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 61 

(From the report of the Chief, Dr. Hunt) 

Ten years ago in 1905 the Librarian's Annual report 
outlined the plan which was then begun, to obtain trans- 
scripts from foreign archives of documents pertaining to 
the history of the United States during the colonial period. 
In that year the Library acquired the Stevens Catalogue 
Index of Manuscripts in the Archives of England, France, 
Holland, and Spain relating to America, 1763-1783, \\hich 
was then, as the compiler, Benjamin Franklin Stevens, truly 
described it, ' 'the sole key to the American Revolutionary 
documents in European archives." At the same time the 
Library acquired the transcripts which had been made under 
Mr. Stevens's direction, from the archives of England and 
France, of documents relating to the Peace of 1783, between 
the United States and Great Britain. Thus was formally 
begun an enterprise which had been the hope of historical 
scholars from the time that our national history began to 
be studied. The papers of Peter Force, one of the earliest 
and most industrious of the collectors and compilers of 
American historical material, which the Library recently 
acquired, show that a part of his plan for the American 
Archives was to obtain transcripts of certain documents in 
the British archives, and that in 1834, at his instance, the 
American Legation at London applied to the British govern- 
ment for permission to copy the documents, a list of which Mr. 
Force had sent to the legation. The request was refused by 
the British government, and Mr. Force abandoned his project. 
In 1876, there being a widespread interest in the events 
of which that year was the centennial anniversary, some 
efforts were made to obtain copies of American Revolu- 
tionary documents in Europe, but the results were meager. 
In 1881 Mr. Stevens endeavored to obtain official patronage 
of the plan, of which his index was a part. Official permis- 

62 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

sion to make the copies was given by the British govern- 
ment, and an officer of the Department of State made a 
survey of the field. Obviously it was a very large field, 
and the necessary funds to work it were not provided. 
Moreover, there did not exist under the Government at that 
time the machinery for the continuous superintendence of 
an historical task which must in the nature of things require 
many years to complete. The new Library of Congress 
provided such machinery; and, by steady application, the 
undertaking, which appeared to be so formidable, has been 
accomplished without extravagant expenditure. It is 
gratifying, too, to record the cooperation in this project of 
the Council of the American Historical Association, with 
which the Library conferred when the undertaking was 
begun, and of several scholars whose specialty was American 
Colonial history, and of the Department of Historical 
Research of the Carnegie Institution. Indeed, Prof. 
Charles M. Andrews, now of Yale University, who compiled, 
partly in conjunction with Miss Frances G. Davenport, 
several guides to the English archives for the Carnegie 
Institution, kindly directed a great part of the copying for 
the Library. The copying was done by Messrs. B. F. 
Stevens & Brown, the firm which had been founded by 
Mr. B. F. Stevens. The transcripts from British archives 
now number about 175,000 folios. 

What the Library has done with reference to the British 
archives it proposes to do with reference to the archives of 
the other countries to which part of our domain once be- 
longed. In the order of their importance, from the his- 
torical point of view, these are France, Spain, Mexico, and 
Russia. The Russian archives contain material relating 
to Alaska, and copies of some of this have already been ob- 
tained. Systematic and comprehensive copying must be 
postponed to a more propitious time. The Library has 
obtained a considerable body of transcripts of the archives 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 63 

of the other countries. The copying in France was under 
the immediate supervision of Mr. Waldo G. Leland, of the 
Carnegie Institution; and that in Spain is under Mr. W. E. 
Dunn, a professor in the University of Texas. Mr. Iceland's 
return to this country did not discontinue the work in Paris, 
however, and it has gone on satisfactorily, if not rapidly. 
In Spain Mr. Dunn is industriously employed in the Archives 
of the Indies at Seville. It is designed to finish the work 
there before going to Simancas and Madrid. In this enter- 
prise the Library is cooperating successfully with the 
University of California and the University of Texas, the 
object being to have three main depositories of material 
relating to the Spanish colonies in America. The copying 
in Mexico has been halted by the disturbed conditions in 
that country, but will be resumed as soon as possible. 

In the course of the next year I hope to be able to pre- 
sent a comprehensive plan of cooperation between this gov- 
ernment and that of Canada for transcribing together and 
exchanging copies of material of historical interest to both 

It is gratifying to note that in all foreign countries to 
which application has been made for permission to copy 
from the archives, free permission has been given, and every 
facility afforded. Generally speaking, too, the facilities are 
good. They are, in fact, in contrast to those of our own 
national archives, which are scattered, often inaccessible, 
and ill-arranged, and without good facilities for copying. 
It is proper that the Library should again record the 
earnest hope it has so often expressed, that Congress 
will provide for the concentration and preservation of our 
archive material, so that the reproach of present deplorable 
conditions may be removed. 

In February the last volume of the calendar of correspond- Calendar of 

Wathinglon cor- 

ence of George Washington, prepared by Mr. John C. Fitz- 
patrick, Chief Assistant in the Division, was published, being 

64 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

No. 2 of the calendars of the Washington manuscripts, a 
complement to Calendar No. i, published in 1906. No. i 
covered the correspondence of General Washington with the 
Continental Congress, and No. 2 covers the correspondence 
with the officers. It is in four volumes, one of which is the 
Index. Thus the combined calendars of the Washington 
manuscripts are in five volumes. Many expressions of ap- 
preciation of the excellence of the calendar and of its useful- 
ness to historical scholars have reached the Library. From 
the beginning of the task until its completion, 12 years 
elapsed, the greater part of Mr. Fitzpatrick's time during 
that period being devoted to it. Perhaps a calendar of an- 
other group of the Washington papers may be undertaken 
at. some future time. If so, the next group will be the civil 
correspondence of General Washington, with governors of 
states and other officials, during the Revolution a collec- 
tion much smaller in volume than either of those already 
dealt with. 

In the direction of rendering the collections more acces- 
sible to those who are not in a position to consult them per- 
sonally, besides the handbook, which was described in the 
report of last year, lists of several collections have been com- 
pleted, and it is hoped will be printed. These lists do not 
state the contents of documents, but they give the names of 
the writers and recipients and the dates of communications. 
They are not, of course, so useful as calendars, but it may 
well be that a large number of printed lists would be more 
useful generally than a small number of calendars. 
MANUSCRIPT: TO several of the donors the Library has had occasion to 


record its thanks on previous occasions; they are, in fact, 
continuous in their benefactions. Mrs. James H. Lyons, 
the great granddaughter of Patrick Henry; Dr. Elizabeth 
Comstock and Mrs. Frederick J. Burlingame, the nieces of 
Brigadier General Cyrus B. Comstock, U. S. A. ; Hon. George 
B. McClellan, son of Major General George B. McClellan, 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 65 

U. S. A.; P. Lee Phillips, Esq., son of Hon. Philip Phillips; 

and Mrs. Orlando M. Poe, widow of Brigadier General Or- 

lando M. Poe, U. S. A., have contributed again to the col- 
lections which they had already enriched. In the report for 
1914, the death of Mr. Edgar T. Welles, the son of Gideon 
Welles, was noticed, but his daughter, Miss Alice Welles, 
has continued to make the deposits which he began. 

Mrs. Lyons's addition to the Patrick Henry papers was Umry papers 
the page in the Henry Family Bible, which contains the 
entries, by Patrick Henry, of his marriage and the birth of 
each of his children. She also gave the Library, from the 
papers of her father, William Wirt Henry, some 50 manu- 
scripts, which had been collected by William Wirt, when he 
was writing his Life of Patrick Henry. They embody cor- 
respondence with personal acquaintances of Patrick Henry, 
giving facts concerning his life. 

Dr. Elizabeth Comstock and Mrs. Burlingame added to Comstock papers 
the group of papers of General Comstock general orders of 
the Army of the Potomac and letters and orders to him, 

Hon. George B. McClellan sent 32 volumes more of Mccuum pa- 
General McClellan's papers, to join the great McClellan 


Mr. P. Lee Phillips gave the Library 19 volumes of papers Phiiups papers 
of his father, Hon. Philip Phillips, and of his brother, 
William Hallett Phillips. The annual report for 1910 
announced the acquisition of Mr. Philip Phillips's copy of 
the Kansas-Nebraska bill, and the amendment repealing 
the Missouri Compromise, which Mr. Phillips wrote. His 
correspondence contains much information on this and 
other measures of the period. William Hallett Phillips, 
his son, was a lawyer of high repute in Washington, espe- 
cially concerned in international law and practice before 
the Supreme Court. In 1897 he was appointed by 
Secretary Richard Olney to revise Wharton's Digest of 

66 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

International Law, but died before he had done more 

than enter upon the preliminaries of his work. He was 

also interested in the Yellowstone National Park, and was 
one of the chief instrumentalities in obtaining that won- 
derland as a national pleasure ground. His correspondence 
relates to his activities in these and kindred fields. 
papers Mrs. Poe has given the Library a small group of papers 

of her husband, Orlando Metcalf Poe. They include a rare 
autographic item a document signed by Generals Grant 
and Sherman and several confidential, intimate letters 
of General Sherman to General Poe. One of these is so 
-characteristic that it should be quoted: 


Washington, D. C., October jo, 1883. 

Colonel O. M. POE, A. D. C., 

Bvt. Brig. Gen. U. S. Army, 

MY DEAR FRIEND: By reason of circumstances long 
since revealed, the little group of officers which has 
daily gathered at these Head Quarters will soon give 
place to others, and we will scatter, you to your post 
of duty at Detroit, and I to my home at Saint Louis. 

The relation between a General and his personal 
staff is too intimate, too sacred to be treated in General 
Orders. So, according to a habit long since formed, 
I will address you thus, rather than pay a fulsome 
compliment for publication. 

I construe your personal and official service near my 
person to have begun in the spring of 1864 at Nash- 
ville, and that it will not cease till February 8, 1884, 
so that you will have been with me twenty years, 
and twenty most eventful years. In the beginning, 
we were in the throes of a Great Civil War, with vast 
armies in motion, needing guidance and maintainence, 
wherein your well-stored mind and sound judgment 
aided me more than you ever can know. We gradually 
but surely swept our enemies out of existence, and in 
1865 rode into this Capital of Washington to celebrate 
a Grand Victory and what was better a Peace founded 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 67 

on principles of Truth as lasting as time. Most of our 
comrades went to their homes, but our work was not 
yet done. Out of the wrecks of the vast armies had to 
be created smaller ones adapted to the new conditions 
of facts, and these had to be guided and directed so as 
to prepare the way for the inevitable result, subduing 
the Indian and making possible the settlement of the 
Vast Region west of the Missouri, to cover and protect 
the Great Railways which now connect the Atlantic 
with the Pacific and bring those most valuable com- 
munities into more intimate relations with the Remain- 
der of Our Country. This, too, has been done in our 
day, and for your most valuable assistance in this con- 
nection I am greatly indebted to you. To deal in more 
particulars would swell this letter to an uncomfortable 
length, and I will only add that throughout, our rela- 
tions have been so confident that either could anticipate 
the action of the other without waiting for the 

My career is now at an end, but there is no reason why 
you should not go on to the highest round of the ladder 
in Our Profession. I know your partiality to your own 
Special Branch, but you have had experience in all, 
and as to command men in Battle is regarded by the 
world as the Highest Branch of the Military Art, I 
would have you bear that in mind should the occasion 
arise in your life. 

Wishing you and yours all possible honor and 
happiness, I am 

Truly and Sincerely 
Your Friend, 



Miss Alice Welles's deposit is the remainder of the papers WMes 
of Gideon Welles, and the whole of the manuscript diary. 
While the greater part of the diary has been printed, some 
of it yet remains only in the manuscript form. 

68 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

Other notable gifts are: 

Plumb papers From Mrs. Ida Husted Harper, of Washington the biog- 
rapher of Susan B. Anthony the papers of Edward Lee 
Plumb. In 1866 Mr. Plumb was Secretary of Legation in 
Mexico; later he was Consul General at Havana; then he 
was agent in Mexico for the Mexican International Railroad. 
Among the important documents is a commonplace book, 
with extracts from books and articles on Mexican affairs, 
"Considerations on the establishment of steam communica- 
tion on the West Coast," and "Notes on cotton manufac- 
tures in Mexico." There is a volume of newspaper clippings 
on the contract of the Mexican international railway with 
the Mexican Government. There are a few papers of the 
Mexican War period, and a long letter from A. H. Plumb 
on the independence of the Pacific territories dated April 29, 
1855. Beginning in 1861 are many letters of E. L. Plumb 
on Mexican affairs. In that year is a group of letters on 
, the rupture between England, France, and Mexico. After 
the Civil War, in 1867, Plumb wrote interesting letters, from 
New Orleans, on political subjects to Charles Sumner. On 
the Mexican international railway his letters are to J. San- 
ford Barnes, D. P. Barhydt, and Thomas W. Pearsall, 
officers of the railway. There is much, however, on the 
Tehuantepec canal and railway; also to Secretary Hamilton 
Fish on events in Mexico in 1876 and 1877 and the policy of 
the United States toward the insurrection. 

Hamilton j) r Allan McLane Hamilton, Great Barrington, Massa- 


chusetts, the great grandson of Alexander Hamilton, has 
given the Library the written draft of a legal argument of 
Alexander Hamilton in the case of Rutgers -v. Waddington, 

Mason papers M r f F. Mason, Point of Rocks, Maryland, has deposited 

with the Library, the title still to remain in the owner, the 
papers of his ancestor, George Mason, of Gunston Hall. 
They are letters to and from him and notes of some of his 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 69 

speeches in the Constitutional Convention. Although they 
are not many, they are the most important group of Mason 
papers extant. Among them is a draft of the report of the 
Committee of Detail, in the writing of Edmund Randolph, 
with a few marginal notes by John Rutledge, one of the most 
interesting documents in existence pertaining to the making 
of the Constitution. 

Another notable deposit is that by Mrs. Michael D. Harter, " Toum pa ^ s 
of Mansfield, Ohio, of the papers of Silas Brown, Jr., 1805- 
1817. He was a pioneer, who went from New Hampshire 
to Albany, Onondaga, Pittsburgh, Marietta, Natchez. At 
Marietta he had some experiences with Blennerhasset. His 
letters give interesting accounts of the country and people 
and his own adventures. 

Mrs. John Boyd Thacher has deposited the autograph Thacker auto- 
graph collection 

collection of royal documents, which her husband, the 
late John Boyd Thacher, collected. Probably this is 
the most notable collection of foreign autographic docu- 
ments in the country. It includes letters from royalty in 
each country of Europe. The English group starts with an 
official document signed by Henry v, in 1480, and there are 
letters also from Richard in, Henry vni, Mary Queen of 
Scots, Elizabeth, Charles i, Cromwell, Charles n, Anne, 
George in, and others. The oldest royal document is signed 
by Charles v, King of France, in 1374. The Napoleonic 
group has two letters signed by Napoleon and letters from 
his father, Carlo Bonaparte, his mother, Letitia Bonaparte, 
Josephine, Marie Louise, Napoleon n ("I/Aiglon"), and 
Napoleon in. Besides, there are letters from Frederick the 
Great, William iv, Prince of Orange, Peter the Great, and 
Catharine of Russia. As the collection is now arranged, 
there are two portfolios of documents of the royal families 
of England, two of the royal families of France, one of the 
royal families of Germany, one of the House of Orange, one 
of royal families of Russia, Poland, and the East, one of the 

70 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

royal families of Spain and Sweden, one of Italian nobles, 
one of Italian clerics, authors, patriots, warriors, and 
sailors, one of the Popes, one of Napoleon, one of the Napo- 
leonic period, and one of miscellaneous documents. The 
collection comprises some 600 manuscript documents, in 
broadsides and printed documents, and 578 photographs 
and drawings. 
West Florida j}y transfer from the General Land Office, Department 


of the Interior, certain archives of West Florida were added 
to the Florida papers already in the Division. The new 
papers are in seven volumes, being a portion of the official 
records of the colony while under British control. There 
are contemporary attested copies of various commissions 
and instructions of Governor George Johnstone and a 
full record of royal sign manuals, patents, commissions, and 
other papers passed under the broad seal of the province, 
1764-1781. There are two volumes of journals of the 
Assembly, 1766-1769, and two of the Executive Council 
Minutes, 1769-1772. 

ECONOMIC PA- Additions to the material for economic history, which 
jon^s papers the Library is accumulating, have been made by the acces- 
sion of several account books, accounts, and collections of 
correspondence. Chronologically, they extend from 1685 
to 1861, and geographically, from Connecticut to Virginia. 
The most important are the Jones papers, a large collection 
of family papers, given to the Library by Judge Lewis H. 
Jones, of Louisville, Kentucky, in 1912. They were then 
in such bad condition (having been crumpled up and thrust 
into cloth bags) that it was out of the question to use them. 
In the last year they have been flattened out and arranged 
chronologically. They are an interesting and valuable mass 
of mercantile and family correspondence, dating. as far back 
as 1694. They touch the tobacco trade and prices in 
England; family correspondence with Williamsburg, Vir- 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 7 1 

ginia; invoices of imports, with prices, slave purchases, and 
the cost of family supplies. 

Among the diaries acquired, is that of Edmund Ruffin, in Ru & n d ' ar y 
25 volumes, 1856-1865. He was a man of a high order of 
talent, a successful scientific farmer on a large scale, an 
author especially on agricultural subjects a slaveholder, 
and a firm believer in the economic system of the South. 
He was an intense believer in state rights, and was selected 
to fire the first gun against Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861 (he 
being then a member of a South Carolina regiment). He 
kept a voluminous diary during the whole period of the 
Civil War, giving the march of events and his own views 
upon them, from day to day. It presents faithfully his 
extreme point of view and is a document of peculiar value. 
At the close of the War, on June 18, 1865, being then 71 
years of age, poor, and infirm in health, and not wishing to 
live under the government which had conquered his state, 
he committed suicide. The last entry in his diary was made 
on the day of this tragic event. 

The vehement partisanship of Ruffin's diary finds a foil Mora* diary 
in the pacific record kept by Benjamin Moran, from 1851 
to 1875, being 44 volumes in all, covering the whole period 
of his long and useful diplomatic service. It is gratifying 
to. record that it was Mr. Worthington C. Ford, formerly the 
Chief of this Division, whose interest in its mission has not 
terminated with a change in the field of his historical 
activity, who discovered the diary, and put the Library in 
the way of acquiring it. Benjamin Moran began his con- 
nection with the American Legation at London in 1851, 
when James Buchanan was our Minister, and it extended to 
1874. During that time he served under Buchanan, George 
M. Dallas, Charles Francis Adams, John Lothrop Motley, 
Reverdy Johnson, and General Schenck. His diary records 
Legation business from day to day, and gives interesting 

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side lights and, occasionally, important information upon dip- 
lomatic questions between England and the United States. 
He draws pen pictures of the Ministers, British officials, and 
visiting Americans. He chronicles industriously the cur- 
rent Legation gossip and social life. In 1874, as a reward for 
his long service at the Legation in London, Moran was sent 
as Minister to Portugal, where he resided till 1882. He died 
in London in 1886. Undoubtedly, "Moran's Diary," being 
now accessible to historical writers, will become one of the 
constantly quoted records. 

rMaie paper* The purchases include " Papers relating to y? Province of 
Carolina, principally whilst John Archdale, Esq., was Gov- 
ernour & Commander in Chief of y? Province, Anno 1694, 
1695, &c., with a Draught of y? Town, Mapps of y? Forts, 
Rivers, Coasts, &c." 

"Bought at M? Granger's Auction, Jan. 25, 1732-3. Vid. 
y? Catalogue in y? iO9 th Vol. of 8 VO pamphlets, in y? remaining 
part of y? Manuscripts of y? late M^ Granger, pag. 3, Number 
34, in folio." 

The volume opens with "The Humble Address of the Right 
Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament 
Assembled. Presented to Her Majesty on Wednesday, the 
Third Day of March, 1705, Relating to the Province of Caro- 
lina, and Petition therein mentioned. With Her Majesties 
Most Gracious Answer Thereunto. London, Printed by 
Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, de- 
ceas'd; Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 
1705", being Archdale's copy, with an autograph letter of 
Mr. Ellison. 

There is, besides, an undated draft, by Archdale, of the 
measures proposed by him in North Carolina when he was 
governor; a copy, dated December 20, 1695, of Joseph 
Blakie's commission as deputy governor, from Archdale; a 
general plan for regulating the Indian trade; copy of Arch- 
dale's speech to the North Carolina legislature; a manuscript 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 73 

map of Charleston; one of Charleston Harbor; one of the 
coast of North Carolina; the Earl of Craven's appointment of 
John Archdale as his Deputy, August 23, 1695; a petition to 
Parliament to allow naturalization of Germans in North Caro- 
lina, and other papers of equal interest. There are in all 154 
documents in this group. 

Archdale was a Quaker, and one of the popular colonial 
governors. He exempted Quakers from militia duty. He 
won the friendship of the Indians. He published, in 1707, A 
New Description of the Fertile and Pleasant Province of 
Carolina. His papers are a contribution of the highest value 
to the history of that colony. 

The papers of Peter Force, which the Library acquired in For 
June relate to his career as one of the most indefatigable 
collectors of Americana our country has ever seen. In 1867, 
his library was bought by the Government, and his large 
collection of American transcripts, which constituted a part 
of it, is now an important group in the Manuscript Division's 
collection. A considerable number of original manuscripts, 
which he collected, came to the Library at that time. His 
gigantic scheme of documentary publication extended over 
twenty years from 1833 to 1853 when it was abandoned 
by the withdrawal of Government support, but during that 
period he issued his nine folio volumes of American Archives. 
A great many letters to him were received with his papers; in 
1908, more were obtained from a dealer in Washington, and 
from a sale in New York. The group recently acquired com- 
pletes, it is believed, his bibliographical correspondence, so 
far as this is extant. Nearly all the letters are addressed to 
him; there are but few of his replies, as one of his idiosyn- 
crasies was not to answer letters. Even more of an idiosyn- 
crasy was his neglect even to open some of the letters which 
he received. Among those which have recently been 
acquired are several written in 1845 and 1846, which were 
opened by Colonel Force's son, in 1869, a year after his 


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father's death. The correspondence runs from 1818 to 1865, 
and gives book prices and bibliographical information of the 
highest value. Thus, on January 5, 1844, from Boston, 
George Bancroft writes: 

" Are you alive ? I send you today the copy you desired to 
have made for you of the letters of Ingersoll," etc. 

Some of the correspondents are: Henry Stevens, O. Rich, 
Henry Onderdonk, George Bancroft, Lyman C. Draper, E. B. 
O'Callaghan, Jared Sparks, and G. P. Putnam. 

(From the report of the Chief, Dr. Harris) 

During the fiscal year ending June 30, 1915, the accessions 
to the Library, through the Division of Documents, were as 
follows : 

How acquired 




Received by virtue of law 

2, 640 

3, 2?O 

c 070 

Gifts of the Governments of the 
United States in all its branches. . 
Gifts of state governments 


"2. I4O 


6, 404 

4, 164 

Q. 6^4 

Gifts of local governments 



I. 71? 

Gifts of foreign governments (inter- 
national exchange) 

4, IC2 

?, 460 

7, 6l2 

Gifts of corporations and associations . 
By transfer 

*, 620 

3 2 9 
2, 312 

c. 041 

Total recorded 

17, 414 


3 S) 2O2 

By purchase, exchange, deposit, and 
transfer (counted in Order Divis- 

4, 867 

1.. 748 


By binding periodicals 

2, 226 

2, 226 

Total handled 

24, t;o7 

21, <;^6 

46, 043 

In addition to the above, 813 maps have been received by 
official gift. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 75 

The total number of volumes and pamphlets handled 
during the year was 46,043 as compared with 42,064 for 
the previous year. The receipts of the various classes of 
documents vary considerably from year to year, but the 
total number handled is somewhat in excess of the average 
for the last few years. In spite of the interruptions to 
which the international exchange service was subjected 
because of the war conditions, the receipts of foreign 
official publications for the current year are but little less 
than those of the preceding year. 

During the year special want lists have been sent to the 
following countries: Argentine Republic, Australia, Bolivia, 
Brazil, Cape of Good Hope, Ceylon, Chile, Colombia, Costa 
Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Greece, 
Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India (including Agra and 
Oudh, Ajmere-Merwara, Andaman Islands, Andaman and 
Nicobar Islands, Assam, Eastern Bengal and Assam, Bengal, 
Bombay, Bombay City, Burma, Central Provinces, Ceylon, 
Coorg, Haidarabad Districts, Madras, Mysore, North West 
Provinces, Punjab, and Sind), Italy, Liberia, Natal, New 
South Wales, New Zealand, Norway, Nyassaland, Orange 
Free State, Orange River Colony, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, 
Portugal, Prince Edward Island, Queensland, Rhodesia, 
Salvador, San Domingo, South Australia, Tasmania, Trans- 
vaal, Union of South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela, Victoria, 
and Western Australia. In addition, special want lists to 
complete the files of official gazettes were sent to: Brazil, 
British Columbia, Burma, Cape of Good Hope, Ceylon, 
Edinburgh, India (including Calcutta), Jamaica, London, 
Malta, New South Wales, New Zealand, Quebec, Roumania, 
South Australia, Spain, and the Union of South Africa. 

In addition to the regular consignments from the 92 
countries on the international exchange list, the following 
shipments of documents were received in response to special 
requests: Bavaria, 19 volumes and pamphlets; Bermuda. 

76 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

3 volumes; British Colonies, 234 volumes and pamphlets; 
Ceylon, 3 volumes; China, 753 volumes and pamphlets; 
Colombia, 212 volumes and pamphlets; Costa Rica, 94 
volumes and pamphlets; Cuba, 68 pamphlets; Ecuador, 104 
volumes and pamphlets; Egypt, 34 volumes and pamphlets; 
France, 61 volumes and pamphlets; Germany, 65 volumes 
and pamphlets; Guatemala, 42 volumes and pamphlets; 
Honduras, 104 volumes and pamphlets; India and Prov- 
inces, 400 volumes and pamphlets ; Italy, 5 volumes; Japan, 
3 volumes; Mexico, 40 pamphlets; Nicaragua, 31 volumes 
and pamphlets; Prussia, 17 volumes; Russia, 12 volumes; 
Santo Domingo, 35 volumes and pamphlets; Sweden, 4 
volumes; Trinidad, 3 volumes; and Venezuela, 104 volumes 
and pamphlets. 

The special feature of the activities of the Division 
during the year was an effort to perfect the files of official 
gazettes of foreign governments. Considerable labor was 
expended in this direction and, as a result, the collection 
of gazettes may now be considered one of the important 
features of the Library's collection of official literature. In- 
cluded in the Library's files are the following gazettes, which 
are practically complete for the years specified: 

ANDAMAN. Andaman and Nicobar Gazette, 1904-1914. 
ARGENTINE REPUBLIC. Gaceta de Buenos Aires (reprint), 1811-1821. 
Boletin oficial de la Repiiblica Argentina, Old Series, 1871- 

1872*; New Series, 1893-1894*, 1900-1914. 
AUSTRALIA. Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 1901-1902, 1904- 


BAHAMAS. Official Gazette, 1813-1814, 1903-1914. 
BARBADOS. Official Gazette, 1867-1875, 1890-1914. 
BELGIUM. Moniteur Beige, sept. i832-mai 1836, 1903-1914*. 
BELGIAN CONGO. Congo beige. Bulletin officiel, 1885-1892, 1896- 


BOLIVIA. Registro oficial (title varies), 1896, 1900, 1903-1907. 
BRAZIL. Diario official, 1831, 1835-1836, 1900-1914. 
BRITISH COLUMBIA. The British Columbia Gazette, 1896-1914. 
BRITISH GUIANA. Official Gazette, 1841-1842, 1850, 1852, 1862, 1864. 
BRITISH HONDURAS. Government Gazette, 1898-1905. 

* Incomplete. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 77 

BULGARIA. D"rzhaven Viestnik, 1879-1880, 1882-1893, 1894*, 1908- 


BURMA. The Burma Gazette, 1903-1914. 
CANADA. The Canada Gazette, 1852, 1854, 1856-1857, 1864*. 1866, 

1868, 1892-1914*. 

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. Cape of Good Hope Gazette, 1901-1914. 
CEYLON. The Ceylon Government Gazette, 1835-1836, 1892*, 1905- 


CHILE. Diario oficial, 1878-1914*. 
COLOMBIA. Diario oficial, 1822-1832, 1834, 1836, 1851, 1855, 1861/62- 

1863/64, 1866*, 1904-1914. 
COSTA RICA. La Gaceta, 1896-1914. 
CUBA. Diario de la Habana, i832-junio 1902. 

- Gaceta oficial, 1902-1914. 

CYPRUS. The Cyprus Gazette, 1898-1899, 1903-1907. 
DENMARK. Departementstidenden, 1850-1870. 

- Ministerialtidende, 1871-1908. 

ECUADOR. Registro oficial, 1864, 1899-1904, 1907, 1911-1912. 
EGYPT. Journal officiel, 1907-1914. 

FEDERATED MALAY STATES. Government Gazette, 1910-1914. 
FRANCE. Journal officiel de la R6publique Francaise (title varies), 

GERMANY. Deutscher Reichsanzeiger und Kongl. Preussischer 

Staatsahzeiger, 1871-1893, 1903-1914. 
GREAT BRITAIN. The London Gazette, 1665-1914. 
GREECE. Ephemeris tes Kyberneseos, 1825-1903, 1904-1914*. 
GUATEMALA. El Guatemalteco (title varies), 1824*, 1830-1832, 1848- 

1871, 1903*, 1905-1906*, 1907-1910, 1911. 

HAITI. Le Moriiteur, 1884-1885, 1887, 1890-1894, 1896, 1898-1914. 
HONDURAS. La Gaceta (title varies), 1860, 1864, 1871, 1895*, 1898- 


HONG KONG. The Hong Kong Government Gazette, 1891-1901. 
INDIA. Calcutta Gazette, 1865-1895. 

- Gazette of India, 1906-1914. 

IRELAND. The Dublin Gazette, 1882-1883, 1886, 1888-1914. 

ITALY. Gazzetta ufficiale del regno d 'Italia, 1861-1914. 

JAMAICA. The Jamaica Gazette, 1903-1914. 

JAVA. Javasche Courant, 1875-1914. 

LABUAN. The Labuan Official Gazette, 1890-1905. 

LEEWARD ISLANDS. Leeward Islands Gazette, 1904-1911. 

MADAGASCAR. Journal officiel de Madagascar et d6pendances, 

1901-1902*, 1904*, 1905*, 1906-1907, 1913-1914*. 
MALTA. The Malta Government Gazette, 1905-1914. 
MANITOBA. The Manitoba Gazette, 1903-1914. 
MEXICO. Diario oficial (title varies), 1727*, 1728-1730, 1784-1785, 

1816, 1821-1822*, 1824-1826, 1830*. 1835*, 1836-1847, 1858, 1809- 


* Incomplete. 

78 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

MEXICO. Baja California (Province). Boletin oficial. Organo del 
Gobierno del distrito sur de la Baja California, 1907-1913. 

Guerrero (Province). Periodico oficial del Gobierno del 

Estado de Guerrero, 1903-1904*, 1910, 1911-1913. 

NATAL. The Natal Government Gazette, 1903-1911. 
NETHERLANDS. Nederlandsche Staats-Courant, 1814-1914. 
NEW BRUNSWICK. The Royal Gazette, 1903-1912. 
NEWFOUNDLAND. The Royal Gazette and Newfoundland Advertiser, 

1903-1914. . 

NEW SOUTH WALES. Government Gazette, 1886-1914. 
NICARAGUA. Diario oficial, 1904, 1913-1914. 

NORTH BORNEO. British North Borneo Herald, 1883-1909, 1911-1914. 
NORTH WEST TERRITORIES (Canada). The North West Territories 

Gazette, 1888-1892, 1904-1905. 

NOVA SCOTIA. Royal Gazette, 1849-1854, 1858-1870, 1901-1914. 
OCEANIA (French Colonies in). Bulletin officiel des Etablissements 

francais dans 1 'Oceanic, 1847-1853. 
ONTARIO. The Ontario Gazette, 1868-1914. 
ORANGE RIVER COLONY. Government Gazette, 1905-1911. 
PANAMA. Gaceta oficial, 1903-1904, 1007*, 1908-1914*. 
PARAGUAY. Diario oficial (superseded in 1913 by a 'Boletin oficial', 

for each ministry"), 1890-1896*, 1901-1911*. 
PERU. El Peruano, 1908-1914*. 
PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. Gaceta de Manila, 1862-1898. 

Official Gazette, 1902-1914. 

PORTO Rico. Gaceta de Puerto Rico, 1836-1899. 

- Official Gazette, 1909-1914. 

PORTUGAL. Diario do Governo, 1834-1843, 1899-1914. 
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND. Royal Gazette, 1902-1907. 
QUEBEC. Quebec Official Gazette, 1903-1914. 
QUEENSLAND. Government Gazette, 1861-1914. 
ROUMANIA. Monitorul oficial, 1903-1914. 
RUSSIA. Senatskiia Viedomosti, 1825-1827, 1830-1831, 1834, 1837, 

1840, 1843, 1846, 1848-1855, 1860, 1868-1869, 1873, 1875-1877, 1905, 

SALVADOR. Diario oficial (title varies), 1847/48-1865/66*, 1883*, 

18991900*, 19021914*. 
SANTO DOMINGO. Gaceta oficial (title varies), 1870*, 1888*, 1896*, 

SARAWAK. The Sarawak Gazette, 1870-1877, 1881-1886, 1902, 1906, 


SASKATCHEWAN. The Saskatchewan Gazette, 1905-1914. 
SCOTLAND. Edinburgh Gazette, 1820, 1822-1824, 1826-1840, 1845, 

1849-1874, 1876-1881, 1883-1903, 1905-1914. 
SERVIA. Srpske Novine, 1908-1914. 

SOUTH AFRICA. Staats-Courant der Zuid-Afrika Republiek, 1895-1898. 
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Government Gazette, 1896-1914. 

* Incomplete. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 79 

SPAIN. Gaceta de Madrid, 1753, 1784-1785, 1787-1795, 1818, 1819*, 

1826, 1829-1830, 1833-1852*, 1853-1914. 

STRAITS SETTLEMENTS. The Perak Government Gazette, 1890-1909. 
SWITZERLAND. Bundesblatt der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft, 


Feuille federate de la confederation Suisse, 1891-1914. 
TASMANIA. Hobart Gazette, 1904-1906. 

Tasmanian Gazette, 1907-1909, 1911-1914. 
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Trinidad Royal Gazette, 1879-1881, 1910- 


UNION OP SOUTH AFRICA. Official Gazette, 1910-1914. 
URUGUAY. Diario oficial, 1890, 1891, 1905-1914. 
VENEZUELA. Gaceta oficial, 1836-1838*, 1899-1914*. 
VICTORIA. Victorian Government Gazette, 1851-1914. 
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Government Gazette, 1894, 1898-1899, 1903,' 


The countries on the international exchange list remain 
the same as on July i, 1914, the number being 92. 

The receipts of official publications of the states of the 
United States were somewhat larger than for any previous 
year. The number of these receipts since the creation of 
the Division of Documents is as follows : 

1908-9 3.554 

1909-10 6, 386 

1910-11 7,767 

1911-12 9, 318 


9, 28 3 

5 9,634 

I9OI2 2, l62 

1902-3 I, 589 

1903-4 I, O23 

1904-5 2, 8l2 

1905-6 3,884 

igO 6 -? 3,245 

1907-8 4, 128 

The success of the Library in securing state documents 
is, of course, due to the publication of the Monthly List of 
State Publications by this Division. Each year some evi- 
dence of the value of the service rendered by this List is 
received by the Library, and during the past year two 
technical publications on library science have called atten- 
tion to the value of this publication. 

The efforts of the Division to secure publications of inter- 
national organizations of various kinds have been much 
restricted during the current year. Among the important 
items of this class received were the proceedings, papers, 

* Incomplete. 


Report of the Librarian of Congress 


etc., of the following organizations: International Congress 
in America for the Welfare of the Child, International Dry- 
farming Congress, International Geological Congress, Inter- 
national Housing Congress, International Opium Congress, 
Congres techniques internationaux de prevention des acci- 
dents du travail et d'hygiene industrielle, International 
Congress on School Hygiene, Cuarto congreso cientifico (pri- 
mero panamericano) Santiago de Chile, and Interparlia- 
mentary Union. 

During the year 5,648 volumes were sent to the bindery. 

The number of duplicates eliminated and turned over to 
the Order Division for exchange with other libraries was 
27,689 (10,253 volumes and 17,436 pamphlets). 


(From the report of the Law Librarian, Mr. Borchard) 
The accessions during the year were as follows : 

How acquired 







By copyright. . 

I, 506 


By gift and transfer 

I, 065 
3 OI 4 




By purchase 







Total accessions 

Total contents of Law Library 

The most noteworthy accessions have been: 

DELAWARE. Session laws: 1806-1813 published in Dover, 1806-1813. 
GERMANY BAVARIA. Gesetz- und verordnungs-blatt fur das Konig- 

reich Bayern. 1885-1913. 30 v. . 
ITALY. Collezione celerifera delle leggi, decreti, istruzioni e circolari 

. . . 1822-1913. 121 v. 
MEXICO. Boletin judicial. 1884-1910. 52 v. El foro. June 1873- 

Dec. 1890. 35 v. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 81 

NEW HAMPSHIRE. Session laws: 1776, October (p. 27-42) November 
(P- 47-54); 1778, February (p. 87-90) May (p. 91-92) October-Decem- 
ber (p. 93-104); and 1800, June (p. 562-565). 

NEW YORK. Session laws: 1712, December (p. 155-163 i. e. 167); 1714, 
June-July (p. 183-196) September (p. 239-280 i. e. 290); 1715, July 
(p. 207-1238); 1716, June (p. 239-2451.6. 253); 1717, October-Novem- 
ber (p. 246-302 lackingp. 256-257 and 287-290); 1718, July (p. 303-306) 
October (p. 307-310); 1726, April-June (t. p. and p. 1-46 lacking p. 
17-20) September-November (p. 1-36); 1727, November (p. 1-26); 
and 1728, July-September (p. 1-55). Ordinances: 1716 and 1727- 

In connection with the work of the Legislative Reference 
Division of the Library of Congress, the endeavor has been 
made to keep the statutory material in the Library complete 
and up to date. 

During the year important additions have been made to Seaioniav, 

,, 11 . r > -i and State reports 

the collections ot state session laws and law reports in execu- 
tion of the plan to acquire one copy of the session laws 
prior to 1800, two copies from 1800 to 1839, and three 
copies from 1840 to date. The aim has been also to acquire 
three copies of the law reports of the different states. 

The limited space at the Law Library and the great Rearrangement 
increase of digests, compilations and treatises in law has'/,^'* 1 
again necessitated the rearrangement of the collection so as 
to prevent overcrowding at the Capitol and has proportion- 
ately increased that part of the collection which is located 
in the main building. The need of steel shelving recom- 
mended in last year's report is becoming more evident. 

The recataloguing of law has not made as much progress A-. ,//,. ./u.n^ 
during the year as was hoped, owing to the great amount of f: *,,/,'* /<," 
work incumbent upon the Catalogue Division. The recata- 
loging will, it is believed, proceed with greater rapidity 
during the coming year. 

Mr. White has resumed the cataloguing of the eariy 
colonial statutes which was begun two years ago but was 
suspended last year. An effort will be made to continue 
this important work until the colonial statutes have been 
completely catalogued. 

82 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

sut> reme Court The binding of the United States Supreme Court Records 

r.cords and briefs 

and Briefs into volumes in the order in which the decisions 
are printed in the United States Reports has been continued 
during the year. During the summer months the earlier 
volumes in the Carpenter collection, in which the briefs are 
now to be found with great difficulty only, will be rebound 
according to the new order. 

Foreign law f ne collection s of foreign law have continued their steady 
increase of the last few years until now a representative 
collection of the important legal literature of the world has 
been assembled in the Library. The principal deficiencies 
exist in the material covering the countries of Latin America, 
and it was in part for the purpose of bringing to the Library 
the important legal literature of the Latin-American coun- 
tries that (in cooperation with certain service for the 
Department of Commerce) the Law Librarian was com- 
missioned to visit the countries of South America, a trip 
which was begun early in June, 1915, and which is to be 
completed in December, 1915. The literature acquired and 
the information concerning Latin- American law which, it is 
hoped, will be secured are to be used in the preparation of 
a "Guide to the law and legal literature of Latin America," 
one of the series of guides to foreign law, the publication of 
which was begun by the Library in 1912. 

Guide to the law ^ " Guide to the law and legal literature of Spain," pre- 

an.1 legal literature 

of spam pared under the direction of the Law Librarian by Mr. 

Thomas W. Palmer, jr., Sheldon Fellow, of the Harvard 
University Law School, has now been published. The 
method by which the Library was enabled to avail itself of 
Mr. Palmer's service was mentioned in the Annual Reports 
of 1913 and 1914. 

international The importance of the Library's collection of international 
law has been attested by its satisfaction of the many demands 
made upon it during the last year by Members of Congress, 
by government institutions, and by private students 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 83 

throughout the country. Much attention has been given 
to the systematic development of this collection during the 
past few years. With the aid of the cards in stock a subject- 
catalogue of the collection is being prepared for the special 
use of the Law Division, where calls upon it are very frequent. 

(From the report of the Chief, Mr. Phillips) 

The following tables A and B, respectively, show the 
number of accessions for the year, and the total mumber of 
pieces in the Map Division : 

TABLE A Accessions, July I, 1914, to June 30, 








Sheet maps, in- 
cluding pocket 

2, 016 





4 806 


1 06 












7 8 




2, 1 60 


i, 870 




MAPS A if n 

A ccessions 

TABLE B Total number of pieces in Map Division, June jo, 70/5 


June 30, 1914 



Sheet maps, including pocket maps. . . . 

"?, "H4 


5, 795 






I, 267 




142, 217 

5, ^6 

147, 553 


Report of the Librarian of Congress 

These tables do not include the total number of sheets in 
the Sanborn insurance collection, the British Ordnance 
survey, and the Egyptian survey, which number as follows: 


Accessions, 1914-15 






Sanborn insurance maps ... 



2 5,767 

2 36,379 

22, 660 

Ordnance survey 

Egyptian survey 



County maps 

Adding these as sheets to the general estimate the number 
of pieces would amount to 423,809. The Sanborn insurance 
maps continue to be most consulted by various departments 
of the Government. 

In 1902 circulars were sent to the surveyors of all the 
counties in the United States, numbering over 3,020, 
requesting a report as to what maps were published of the 
individual county. The answers were so satisfactory in 
gifts and information that this year similar circulars were 
issued, with like good results. Of the maps received, 141 
were presented and 145 purchased. Returns are still being 
received. These county maps are frequently consulted by 
the Government and students. 

The issue of maps included 325 to the Supreme Court, 
Departments, and Members of Congress. 

Fifty-six atlases have been rebound and a large number 
sent to the bindery to be lettered on the back. This is a 
most necessary work, as it saves the trouble of internal 
examination of very bulky material. 

Reproductions Maps photoduplicated during the year numbered 45 and 
photographed 8. These reproductions were principally from 
the Lowery descriptive list. 



Report of the Librarian of Congress 85 

Although the collection shows a notable increase in num- 
her from Government transfers, county maps, and old and 
new copyright material, the acquisition of rare material, 
procurable chiefly in Europe, has of course been very lim- 
ited. The following, however, are noted : 

Olives, Jaume. Catalan portulan or maritime chart drawn on vellum 
(58x81 cm.) of the sixteenth century, of the Atlantic coasts of 
Europe as far as the south of Sweden, and including the coasts of 
Great Britain and Ireland, the Mediterranean, and the coasts of 
North Africa including the Canary islands. The portulan is care- 
fully executed in colour and is dated "Jaume Ollives mallorquicn 
Marsela 1550". Jaume Olives was a member of the famous Catalan 
family and is known by six portulans dated from 1557 to 1566 (Mes- 
sina, 1559 and 1561, Naples 1563, and two at Marseilles 1566 and one 
without an address of 1557) 

A most important portulan as it is the oldest known made by 
Olives. The portulan is beautifully executed and the coasts are 
filled with the names of towns in red and black. The interiors of 
the countries delineated are ornamented with the portraits of kings 
sitting on their thrones, such as Rey de Francia, Rey de Polonia, 
Rey de Tunis, Rey d'Espana, Rey de Tremsen (Algeria) Soldan de 
Babilonia, Gran Turch, etc. The large towns are ornamented with 
outline views, and are charmingly coloured. At the top of the 
portulan is a pen and ink drawing of the Virgin feeding the infant 

Anonymous Italian sixteenth century portulan or maritime chart 
drawn on vellum (53x75 cm.) of the coasts of Spain, Southern 
France, Italy, Austria, Turkey, Greece, Southern Russia, Asia 
Minor, Syria, North Africa as far as the Straits of Gibraltar. 

A very interesting portulan. The views of the towns of Venice, 
Genoa, Marseilles and Tortosa are more detailed than the rest. Per- 
haps the author of the portulan was born or lived in these towns. The 
interior of Africa is covered with animal pictures, dragons, travelers 
on horseback, etc. 

Anonymous Italian portulan or maritime chart (42x57 cm.) drawn 
on vellum. This portulan was executed in the second half of the four- 
teenth or the beginning of the fifteenth century, and shows the coasts 
of Southern France, Italy, Austria, Turkey, Greece, Southern Rus- 
sia, Asia Minor, Syria and North Africa as far as Algeria. The whole 
is carefully executed in green and red. This portulan is in excellent 

For a similar portulan see the Pinelli-Walckenaer portulan dated 
1384, reproduced by Nordcnskiold in the Periplus, xv xvii. 
Our portulan is about the same size and covers the same ground, the 
islands are colored in red and represented by a rudimentary. An 
interesting specimen of a very early maritime chart. 

86 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

Domenech, Arnaldo. A very interesting Catalan chart drawn on vel- 
lum (61x38 cm. )of distances between the various centres of commerce 
in Europe, Asia, and Africa, dated 1484 and executed by "mi Ar- 
naldo Domenech disipulo petri Rosellanno", on which the chief 
towns are figured with towers, etc., and the arms of the countries in 
which they are situated. The following towns, etc. are figured 
Montpellier, Perpinya, Tortosa, Valencia, Sevilla, Alexandria, 
Bruges, Avignon, Matela, Barcelona, Genoa, Toulouse, Pisa, Naples, 
Majorca, Tunis, Venice, Constantinople, Acre, Damascus, Beirut. 
This chart represents a type of the greatest rarity of which very few 
are known. 

Anonymous portulanor sea-chart drawn on vellum (50x20 cm.) mounted 
to roll upon a wooden roller, containing coloured and well 
executed details of the coasts of Africa, Asia and Europe and espe- 
cially of the Mediterranean sea and the Bay of Biscay. This 
specimen was certainly executed in Italy for the use of merchant 
seafarers at the commencement of the i6th century. It is fully 
described in "Studi biografici e bibliografici sulla storia della geo- 
grafia in Italia" by G. Uzielli and P. Amat di S. Filippo. 2. ed. 
Rome, 1882, vol. n. The portulan belonged to the Marchioness 
Gerdano de Colloredo (Melz) in Udine. 

Scotti, Giacomo, of Genoa. Very interesting set of 8 portulans or 
maritime charts drawn on vellum, executed about A. D. 1510. 
Showing the British Isles and the Mediterranean shores. Bound in 
a quarto volume. Not known to Uzielli and P. Amat di S. Filippo. 
These portulans are not only of great interest for the history of 
the state of geographical discovery in Europe in the i6th century, 
but are of great human interest as showing us on what the mariners 
and merchants of the Middle Ages relied, to buffet the storm and 
dangers of the sea. 

Beck, G. A view of Georgetown and the Federal city. 1801. 

Bellasis, George Hutchins. View of St. Helena. 1815. 

Blanchard, Joseph. Map of New Hampshire. 1784. Photoduplicate 
of the only known copy in the Harvard college library. 

Bowles, Carrington, Atlas. 1770. 

Bradley, Abraham, jr. Map of the United States. 1796. 

Braun, Georg. Civitates orbis terrarum [1564-1620] 

Brouckner, Isaac. Der erste preussische see atlas Nouvel atlas 
de marine, 1749 [Reprint, 1912] Original copy in the I/. C. 

Brue, Adrien Hubert. Atlas universel de geographic. 1838. 

Campbell, Archibald. North view of Fort Royal in the island of Mar- 
tinique in 1759. 

- South view of Fort Royal. 
East view of Fort Royal. 

Carey, Mathew. General atlas. 1817. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 87 

Chiquet, Jacques. Nouveau et curieux atlas geographique et his- 

torique [1719] 
Cluver, Philip. Introductionis in universam geographiatn, 1659. 

Same, 1697. 

Cook, James, and Lane, Michael. Pilote de Terre-Neuve. 1784. 
Doolittle, Amos, engraver. Rio de la Plata. 1819. 
Early manuscript map of the Isthmus of Darien. [anon.] 
Eight original water color sketches in Guadeloupe, ms. 1820. 
Faden, William. The marches of Lord Cornwallis in the southern 

provinces. 1787. 
Fer, Nicolas de. Le theatre de la guerre dessus et aux environs du 

Rhein. 1705. 
Fry, Joshua, and Jefferson, Peter. Map of Virginia and Maryland, 1751. 

Photoduplicate of the only known original engraved edition, a copy 

of which is in the New York Public Library. 
Goos, Peter. Lighting colomne. 1660. 

Guicciardini, Ludovico. Descrittione . . . di tvtti i paesi bassi. 1558- 
Hauducoeur, C. P. Map of the Chesapeake bay and the Susquehanna 

river. 1799. 

Kitchin, Thomas. General atlas. 1790? 
Lea, Philip. Atlas of the world . 1695? 
Le Rouge, George Louis. Atlas. 1744-47. 
Mansfield, I. T. Manuscript map of Ohio. 1825. 
Martinez, Fernando. Descripcion geographica de la parte que los 

espanoles poseen ... en el continente de la Florida. 1765. 

Colored ms. copy of the original in the Archivio general de Indias. 
Martini, Martino. Novus atlas sinensis. 1648. 
Mercator, Gerard. Atlas. 1589. 

- Atlas minor. 1608. 

Morden, Robert. Geography rectified. 1680. 
New York harbor. Ms. view, [anon.] 1840? 
Norman, John. American pilot. 1794. 
Overton, Henry. Accurate map of the english colonies in North 

America bordering on the Ohio. 1754. Interesting from containing 

the following: "HereG. Washington engag'd y french 1754". The 

map has marginal text giving account of the action at Fort Necessity. 
Peterson, D. Cantonment of his majesty's forces in North America. 

In manuscript. 1766. 
Phelipeau, Rene. Plan de la plaine du cap Francais en 1'isle St. 

Domingue. 1786. 

Popple, Henry. Map of the British empire in America . . . En- 
graved by William Henry Toms. 1733. The Library of Congress has 

another copy of same date, engraved by W. H. Toms and R. W. 

Quad, Matthias. Europae totius orbis'terrarum partis praestantissi- 

mae. 1592. 

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Romero, Francisco Diaz. Carta chorographica del archipelago de las 
islas Philipinas, 1727. Photograph reproduction of original in the 
British Museum. 

Saint Augustine harbor. Ms. map [anon.] 1805-6. 

Sanson, Nicolas. Cartes generates . . . du monde. 1658. 

Santiago naval battle. Three ms. tracings of the battle, used by the 
Sampson-Schley board of inquiry. 

Tavernier, Melchior. Theatre du royaume de France. 1638. 

Turgot-Bretez. Plan of Paris. 1739. 

Valck, C. J. and Schenk, Peter. Atlantis sylloge compendiosa. 1709. 

Vivien de Saint-Martin, Louis. Atlas universel. 1827. 

Voogt, C. J. and Loon, J. van. De nieuwe groote lichtende zee-fackel 

Willyams, Cooper. View of the bay and tovra of St. Pierre. 1796. 

View of forts Bourbon and Louis in . . . Martinique. 

Pigeon island, Martinique. 1796. 

Bay of Maran. 1796. 

Fort Louis ... in Martinique. 1796. 

Zeiller, Martin. Topographia Italiae. 1688. 

Harrisse bequest The several important manuscript maps received with 
the Harrisse bequest are noted supra under "Increase of 
the Library." 

Copyright maps Cuttings from the copyright bulletins, relating to maps 
and atlases received, are kept up to date. These cuttings 
give a subject catalogue from 1897 to 1915. They are often 
consulted by the Copyright office and could at any time be 
reprinted as a list of copyright map material received from 
the above date. 

List of atlases The third volume of the List of Atlases is now in circula- 
tion and appears to be as useful as the volumes previously 
published. No review of it has as yet appeared in this 
country. In Europe the appreciation has been more prompt. 
Sir Herbert George Fordham, the eminent cartologist, has 
this to say about it and its companion volumes (in his 
"Studies in carto-bibliography." Oxford, 1914): 

" In the United States of America the Library of Con- 
gress has collected a large series of important atlases, 
and the printed catalogue of atlases issued by that Li- 
brary, giving a description of the atlases and the maps 

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they contain, with notes, is of the greatest value not 
only for its intrinsic merits but as a first effort in sys- 
tematic bibliography in this branch of the science." 
p. vi. 

"I have adopted the year of publication as the foun- 
dation fact, and it should, I consider, with the index 
title or name, be set in a thick, or distinctive type. On 
this point the arrangement adopted in the recently 
published 'List of geographical atlases in the Library of 
Congress' (Washington, 1909, 8) is worth comparison. 
The date, where doubtful, or approximate, should be 
suitably qualified. My practice is to add an asterisk on 
the left of the date figures, which are themselves in- 
dented, to all reprints and secondary impressions. It 
can thus be seen at a glance, on looking through a list, 
what are original impressions, and what are the items 
which have an earlier history." p. 97. 

"I think it would be well if complete atlases were 
separately catalogued in all libraries. The recent pub- 
lication of the 'List of geographical atlases in the Li- 
brary of Congress ' is a work of great interest in this 
connexion. If the British Museum could publish a 
similar catalogue of the atlases in its collection, it 
would, I think, be of great value. Although the atlases 
in that library are readily accessible through the Map 
catalogue, a good deal of time is lost in distinguishing 
them in the long lists of individual maps which there 
occur. Again, it would be of service, in such a collec- 
tion, if the individual maps could be each marked with 
its source. The work of making this annotation would, 
however, be a serious one. The cartographic wealth 
of the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris is much obscured 
by the absence of efficient and accessible cataloguing,, 
but here there is, I fear, very little hope of improve- 
ment. If the British Museum and the Bibliotheque 
Nationale would each publish a list of atlases on the 
lines of that of the Library of Congress, the light thrown 
on the bibliographical side of this subject would really be 
very important." p. 103. 

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Aliases In addition to the 4,087 atlases, bibliography described in 

the above mentioned work, the collection has been increased 
by 1,708 additional, most of which are described in manu- 
script, making a total of 5,795 atlases. 

California The chief of this Division has compiled a descriptive list 

of the maps of California and views of San Francisco, which 
is now ready for publication. As the cartography of Cali- 
fornia embraces most of the early maps of the western coast 
of this country, the publication will not only be timely but 
of permanent interest. 

Bibliography of The Bibliography of cartography, a work in which the 


Chief of the Division has been at work at odd occasions for 
about twenty years, is ready to be sent to press. It is ar- 
ranged in dictionary order, author and subject combined. 
In manuscript it has been in constant use for reference. It 
has been consulted in the making of our "Lists" and for 
quick information to the public. Most of the books and 
. periodicals supposed to contain references to maps have been 
analysed, also information found in most obscure sources. 
The most important information is perhaps the reviews of 
maps and atlases in old periodicals and newspapers. As 
the most important maps are rarely published with dates, 
the information supplied by these reviews and advertise- 
ments is peculiarly desirable. In addition there is inserted 
everything noted relating to the makers and making of 
maps, atlases and views, throughout the world. 

Author list The "Author list of the geographical atlases," which is 

reprinted from the third volume of the "List of geographical 
atlases" has proved most useful, not only as a handy check 
list for the Division, but also as a reference guide for the 
information of libraries and book sellers. 

Washington The Chief of this j^s^n has also a i most completed a 


descriptive list of the maps and views of Washington, from 
the earliest records to the present. These maps and views 

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are not only in "separates," but also in books, periodicals, 
etc. In order to make this work as authentic as possible, 
a study of Washington from books and newspapers was 
absolutely necessary. Missing dates have often thus been 
found, to the advantage of litigation over Government 
reservations within the city. The compilation will include 
not merely maps, but views and public buildings. 


(From the report of the Chief, Mr. Sonneck) 
Accessions of the Music Division for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1915 









2O, 460 


I, 147 



22, I2O 

Literature of music. 















21, 472 


I, c;8Q 



23, 8^3 

Contents of the Music Division at the close of theficsal year, June 30, 1915 

Music : 

The Division contained up to June 30, 1914, 

volumes and pieces 653, 974 

Accessions during the fiscal year numbered, 

volumes and pieces 22, 120 

Total on June 30, 1915 676, 094 

Literature of Music : 

The Division contained up to June 30, 1914, 

volumes and pieces 31, 627 

Accessions during the fiscal year numbered 913 

Total on June 30, 1915 32, 540 

Instruction : 

The Division contained up to June 30, 1914, 

volumes and pieces 18, 354 

Accessions during the fiscal year numbered 820 

Total on June 30, 1915 19, 174 

Grand total, volumes, pamphlets, etc 727, 808 

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MUSIC DIVISION: For obvious reasons the growth of the collection bv pur- 

A ccessians 

chase or foreign copyright deposits has been far below normal 
during the past year. Some of the most important acquisi- 
tions by purchase or gift are grouped below. 

Of transcripts the following are among the most interest- 
ing: Caldara's L'Olimpiade; Cornacchioli's Diana schernita, 
1629; Fioravanti's II villano in angustie; Hasse's Didone 
abbandonata; Perez' Artaserse and Olimpiade; Peri's L'Eu- 
ridice, 1608; Righini's Armida; Sard's L'Olimpiade (Act 
II) ; Scarlatti's La caduta de' Decemviri and II prigionier 
fortunate; Telemann's Genserich; v. Winter's I fratelli 

Other noteworthy acquisitions are: Agricola's Cleofide; 
Alexandre's Le petit maitre en province; Bernier's Motets, 
1703-1713; Blum's Zoraide; Het Boeck der Psalmen Davids, 
Antwerpen, 1580; Camphuysen's Stichtelycke rymen, 1624; 
A collection of the choicest songs and dialogues, London 
(ca. 1715); Glinka's Ruslan i Liildmila (original edition, 
1878); Gluck's Cythere assiegee (Des Lauriers edition) and 
Iphigenie en Aulide (Bureau d'abonnement) ; Graun's 
Fetonte and Orfeo; Grenet's Apollon berger d'Admete; 
Gretry's L'amant jaloux (Houbaut edition) ; Handel's 
Admetus and Tamerlane (both Cluer's edition) ; Holbrooke's 
The Children of Don and Dylan (full scores); Holden's 
Worcester collection of sacred harmony, Boston, 1803; 
Leduc's subscription edition of 26 Haydn symphonies in 
score; Lully's Persee, 1722 (2d ed.); Meyerbeer's Les Hugue- 
nots (full score, ist ed.); Moniuszko's Sonette aus der 
Krimm (Ms. orchestral score); W. Norman's The Musical 
repertory, Boston, nos. I-III (1796-97); Ouvrage periodique 
de chansons et romances civignes, Paris (1794-99), nos - 
20-28, 33-35; Paisiello's La serva padrona; Purcell's Te 
Deum et Jubilate, 2d ed. (1704?); Reichardt's Brenno; 
Rendano's Consuelo; Ries's Liska; Sacchini's Oedipe & 

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Colone; Select musicall ay res and dialogues, John Playford, 
1653 (3 books); The singer's companion, New York, 1857; 
Starter's Friesche lust-hof, 1627; Tarchi's Le trent et qua- 
rante; Zumsteeg's Kantaten nos. 1-17 (Breitkopf and 
Hartel edition). 

In addition should be mentioned several hundred opera 
librettos mostly illustrating operatic life in Great Britain 
during the i8th century; specimen autographs of J. S. Bach, 
Beethoven, Boisdeffre, Brahms, P. Hillemacher, Neukomm, 
Reyer, Widor, etc., and the following gifts: 

From Mr. William Arms Fischer the first edition (1870) of 
Foster's "A thousand miles from home" ; from Mr. Henry F. 
Gilbert the autograph of his "Pirate Song"; from Mr. Ernst 
Kletsch three i7th century French opera librettos; from 
Mr. T. Carl Whitmer the original manuscripts of his essays 
"Considerations on music" and "Concerning a national 
religious drama" and of his compositions: God of the dew, 
God of the sun (Song) , In meditation (Organ) , In memoriam 
(Organ), June (Song), Night (Women's chorus with harp 
accompaniment), The rock. The sea (Unaccompanied 
women's choruses), Silver nocturne (Song), A song (Song), 
Song of the wicked friar, Symbolisms (for reader and piano) , 
Where the tree of Life is blooming (Song). 

Equally welcome was the gift of the music belonging to 
the late distinguished and music-loving Superintendent of the 
Library of Congress, Mr. Bernard R. Green. It was pre- 
sented by his widow and consists of over 350 works for the 
flute, principally chamber music. The gift recalls Colonial 
times, for the "German flute" was then the favorite instru- 
ment of gentlemen as it was of Mr. Green in his younger days. 
And to judge from his flute music collection he must have 
been a performer of taste and considerable skill. 

The "Catalogue of First editions of Stephen C. Foster" 
compiled by me and my assistant, Mr. Whittlesey, was 


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scheduled for publication during the past fiscal year but has 
just now (Oct. 1915) been published. 

Finally, a few words may not be amiss on last year's ex- 
hibitions of the Music Division: (i) in the Main exhibition 
halls: First editions of Stephen C. Foster (1826-1864) and 
specimen autographs of Beethoven, Liszt, Rossini, Chopin, 
Spohr, Brahms, etc., etc.; (2) in the Basement a large exhibit 
illustrating early secular and sacred music in America 
and particularly the origin and vicissitudes of "The Star 
Spangled Banner", written in September, 1814. 

(From the report of the Chief, Mr. Slade) 

The Librarv now receives through the Periodical Division, 


8,184 current periodicals (last year 7,842), this total includ- 
ing second copies of periodicals taken up from the Copyright 
Office, now 929 in number, and 1,622 separate titles received 
through the Smithsonian Institution. As this number, 
however, does not include yearbooks, 'almanacs, annual 
reports and similar serials, or board of trade, and official 
serial publications, municipal, state, Federal and foreign, 
the total number of serials now being received by the 
Library is of course vastly greater. 

The number of periodicals noted above as taken up from 
the Copyright Office is 199 less than the total of 1,128 
taken up from that office last year. If, in some cases, 
there has been failure to register periodicals for copy- 
right, publishers ordinarily continue to send the periodicals 
to the Library as gifts, so the journals most suited to our 
particular needs are still being received. At the same time 
it is to be borne in mind that all periodicals copyrighted 
are not needed in the files of the Library, and it has been 
our aim, in view of the great output of American periodical 
publishing, to restrict the bulk of material taken into our 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 95 

permanent collections of serials so far as this may be done 
without lessening the breadth or the efficiency of our service. 

The whole number of periodical acquisitions checked on 
the card index in the Periodical Division was 122,218. 

New titles added during the year included: Copyright, 
268; gift, 617; subscription, 94; Smithsonian, 155. 

The number of newspapers received is 965, of which 849 
are American and 116 foreign. Of the American news- 
papers, 634 are daily papers, and 215 are weekly. Of 
the foreign newspapers, 97 are daily papers, and 19 are 

The daily newspaper and periodical mail received by the 
Division is estimated as in former years to average about 
1,000 items. 

The number of newspapers retained for binding is now as 
follows: American, 218, foreign, 94; total, 312. The 
newspapers not bound are kept for varying lengths of 
time, one month, one year, five years, as the case may be. 

The binding during the year was as follows : Newspapers, 
1,517 volumes; periodicals, 4,795 volumes. (Last year: 
Newspapers, 1,690 volumes; periodicals, 5,976 volumes.) 

In the case of the newspapers we were obliged in the 
month of March to discontinue binding for the balance of 
the fiscal year because of the lack of funds, and at the com- 
mencement of the new fiscal year we had an arrears of 824 
volumes ready for binding. 

The diminution in the number of volumes of periodicals 
bound is due to several things, partly to the deliberate omis- 
sion of certain periodicals as not desirable for permanent 
preservation, partly to the difficulty in completing volumes 
of" periodicals published in the countries now at war, and 
partly to the pressure of other work which on occasion has 
caused us to interrupt the preparation of material for 

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Volumes of newspapers served by the Periodical Division 
to readers in the Main Reading Room were 7,641 (1914, 
7,246; 1913, 5,739), and the volumes of periodicals served 
were 11,628 (1914, 10,398; 1913, 12,433). This number of 
volumes of periodicals, it should be noted, represents the 
service of periodicals from only one chapter in the Library's 
classification, namely AP, the chapter which is included in 
the direct service of the Periodical Division. The number 
11,628 is therefore representative of only a part of the use 
of bound volumes of periodicals in the Library, when all 
chapters in the scheme of classification are taken into 

Newspaper ac- ^ as j- vear we ^ a( j occas i on to note, among newspaper 


acquisitions, the transfer from the War Department of 26 
volumes and 1,671 numbers, printed during the Civil War 
period and nearly all printed in the South. Our collection 
of Confederate newspapers has been further augmented by 
the recent purchase of a lot of 892 numbers, which, among 
other items, included the Daily Southern Cross, Jackson, 
Mississippi, 63 numbers; Chattanooga Daily Rebel, 152 
numbers; Jackson Daily Mississippian, 63 numbers; Savan- 
nah Weekly Republican, 19 numbers; Richmond Whig and 
Public Advertiser, semi weekly, 66 numbers; Natchez 
Courier, semi weekly, 126 numbers; Mobile Evening News, 
daily, 6 numbers; Mobile Advertiser and Register, daily, 193 
numbers; and Natchez Weekly Courier, 24 numbers. 

Another acquisition was a file of the Times and District 
of Columbia Advertiser, covering the period October 29, 
1799, to April 15, 1800. 

Following are certain other items acquired: New York 
Gazette and Weekly Mercury, March 16, 1772, to June 7, 
1779, 101 numbers; New York Journal or the General Adver- 
tiser, 1774 to 1776, scattering numbers; New York Packet 
and the American Advertiser, July 4, 1776; Kentucky 

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Gazette, Lexington, 1788 to 1793, 100 scattering numbers; 
Georgia Gazette, 1763 to 1765, photostat reprint; Concordia 
Weekly Intelligencer, Vidalia, Louisiana, July 7, 1849, to 
June 8, 1850; New Orleans Commercial Times, September 
i, 1847, to December 31, 1847, May i, 1848, to August n, 
1848; New Orleans Semi- Weekly Bulletin, June, 1848, to 
May 30, 1849; Boston Semi- Weekly Courier, November 15, 
1858, to December 29, 1859; Chicago Times, 1864 to 1865, 
scattering numbers; Kentucky Whig, Mt. Sterling, Ken- 
tucky, May 14, 1852, to May 5, 1854; Boston Evening 
Transcript, 1830 to 1847; Long Island Star, Brooklyn, New 
York, 1815 to 1819; Federal Union, Milledgeville, Georgia, 
1 86 1 to 1869, 189 scattering numbers; Charleston, South 
Carolina, Observer, January 20, 1827, to January 3, 1829, 
101 scattering numbers; Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, 
Georgia, 1839 to 1859, 853 scattering numbers; True Sun, 
New York, 1844 to 1846; American Citizen, Albany, 1842; 
American Citizen and General Advertiser, New York, 1804 
to 1806; Morning Chronicle, New York, 1803 to 1807; the 
National Advocate, New York, 1813 to 1817; New York 
Morning News, 1844 to 1846; New York Patriot, 1823; 
Courrier des Etats-Unis, New York, 1833, 1834; the Atlas, 
New York, 1830 to 1832; New York Herald, daily, 1836 to 
1851 ; New York Herald, weekly, 1839; the Columbian, New 
York, 1817; Albany Evening Journal," 1838 to 1844; New 
Era, New York, 1840 to 1842; the Public Advertiser, New 
York, 1807; National Gazette and Literary Register, Phila- 
delphia, 1828 to 1840; New York Daily Transcript, 1863; 
New York Daily Transcript, Extra, 1864; Farmer's Reposi- 
tory, Charlestown, West Virginia, 1808 to 1827; Hartford 
Courant, 1865 to 1887, scattering numbers, nearly com- 
pleting our file for this period; Courier, London, 1812 to 
1817; Star, London, June 17 to December 31, 1793; Bath 
Journal, September 16, 1745, to September 21, 1747; Jahres- 

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Periodical ac- berichte liber die Vcranderungen und Fortschritte in Mili- 


tarwesen, Berlin, volumes i to 18, 20, 21, 1874 to 1894; 
Madras Law Journal, volumes 9 to 26, 1899 to 1914; Boletin 
judicial, Mexico, 1884 to 1910; El Foro, Mexico, 1873 to 
1890; Haschiloah, Berlin, volumes i to 25, 1896 to 1911; 
Ex-Libris. Zeitschrift fur Bibliothekzeichen Bucherkunde 
und Gelehrtengeschichte, volumes 2 to 15, 1892 to 1905; 
South Africa, volumes i to 42, 65, 66, 1889 to 1899, 1905; 
Plain Speaker, London, volume i, 1849; Reformist's Register 
London, numbers i to 18. 

List of serials Rules of procedure have been formulated, outlines drawn, 
and a basis established for the work in progress on the 
List of serials in the Library, and the work has been going 
forward on this basis. 

We have met with the initial difficulty that, while the 
titles we shall include are all readily identifiable in the 
Library's records, there is no place in which they are cen- 
tralized excepting the Reading Room catalogues; and by 
experiment we have found that it is not feasible to search 
through the hundreds of thousands of cards in these cata- 
logues for periodical titles and then to supplement the 
information set forth on the cards with information existing 
in our records elsewhere. The catalogue of periodicals in 
the Periodical Division is our main source. But this cata- 
logue is deficient in entries for periodical material in the 
Music Division and in the Law Division, while under the 
first plan of construction of this catalogue it is still deficient 
as regards periodical material in the chapters of the Library 
first reclassified, namely, E, F, and Z. We are now going 
through the shelf lists for these chapters for titles wanted, 
while the Chief of the Music Division and the Law Librarian 
are cooperating and will furnish the Periodical Division 
with titles of periodicals in their custody. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 99 

The bound volumes of newspapers in the Library, forming Use f news 

per collections 

a collection of material which is notably rich and in ensemble 
nowhere else to be duplicated, have been in use by students 
and investigators as in no previous year. A statement 
showing the number of volumes served in the Main Reading 
Room each year during the five years just ended presents 
the following exhibit: 


I9 11 5)95! 

1912 6, 596 

7. 2 46 
7> 641 

Total for five years 33, 173 

Statistics such as these are merely suggestive, at best. 
What serviceable aid the investigation may gain is likewise 
suggested by the word of a historian working in the Library 
who said when the volume he wanted was produced "You 
have saved me a trip to Mexico." Daily the collection is 
being explored for economic, historical, political, social, 
literary, and other material, the increase in use being the 
inevitable result of the possession of such a large and im- 
portant body of material. 

During the year, 270 responses were made in answer t.o ot ^^ n a r ^ cH and 
letters of inquiry. The greater part of our current activity, 
in so far as it relates to service to Congress and to the 
public, is of a nature which does not permit of statistical 
record. Cooperation with the Legislative reference divi- 
sion has given us many new opportunities of service and, 
during the session of Congress, materially increased our 

We hope during the coming year to add to our newspaper 
collections through exchange, a list of our duplicate news- 
papers available for exchange being now in press. 


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New lighting fixtures have been installed in the Periodical 
reading room, the room has been re tinted, and a floor- 
covering has been laid down. The new lighting fixtures 
replace the direct with indirect lighting. 

(From the report of the Chief, Mr. A. J. Parsons) 

The increase of the collection has been : 

By copyright. ... 7,552 

By transfer 814 

By purchase 418 

By gift 159 

By exchange 2 


The collection of prints now totals 385,757 pieces. 
The most important purchases of the year have been: 


1 . Two hundred and eighty-five photographs of European 
masterpieces of painting, and of English architecture. 

2. Sixty-eight etchings by modern representative artists, 
such as Affleck, Baird, Farrell, Hardie, Macbeth-Raeburn, 
Maxwell, Murray, Neave, Osborne, Rushbury, Smythe, 
Sparks, Strang, Thomas, etc., of the English school. Aid, 
Blum, Burr, Chandler, Colewaert, Gleeson, Goldthwaite, 
MacLaughlin, etc., of the American school. 

3. Twenty-two reproductions (in color) of the paintings 
by old and modern masters, the publications of the Medici 
Society of London. 

Gifts Among the most interesting gifts were: 

1. Eleven prints, publications of the Iconographic Society, 
by John Woodbury, Boston, Mass. 

2. Fifteen colored wood engravings, representing Japanese 
subjects, by Mrs. Bertha Lum, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Transfers The most important transfer was that from the War 

Department, comprising 731 photographs taken in connec- 
tion with Wheeler's Expedition of the looth Meridian. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 101 

The following exhibitions were put in place during the Exhibitions 

1. Collection of 123 books, 40 prints, and 14 manuscripts, 
in commemoration of the purchase of the Thomas Jefferson 
Library by the United States government (approved Jan. 
30, 1815) to replace the Library destroyed in the destruction 
of the Capitol by the British, August 24, 1814. 

2. Collection of 130 etchings by Charles Storm van 
'sGravesande (1841-) Dutch school. 

3. Collection of 262 etchings by Charles Adams Platt 
(1861-) American school. 

4. Collection of 50 mezzotints, engravings, etc., forming 
the recent accession to the Gardiner Greene Hubbard Col- 

Among the special exhibitions made during the year, two 
loan collections of prints may be mentioned; one, compris- 
ing the entire work in etching and dry point, of the Ameri- 
can artist and architect Charles Adams Platt, who, to the 
regret of his many friends and admirers, gave up this mode 
of expression a score of years ago, in order to devote himself 
unreservedly to the practice of architecture. He had then 
a recognized position in the front rank of American etchers, 
which this exhibition of his complete work amply justifies. 

Not only are all the published states shown, 1 1 2 in number, 
but grouped around them are the various trial proofs, which 
illustrate in most instructive fashion the progress of work 
on the copper plate, and raise the total number of prints 
exhibited to 262. 

The other shows the work of the well-known Dutch 
painter and etcher, Carel Storm van 'sGravesande, in a 
fairly representative collection of etchings, dry points, and 
drawings, from his earliest attempts with the etching 
needle and burin to relatively recent plates, numbering 
about 130, and 14 drawings. They give abundant evidence 
of an increasing sureness and power, in the handling of 

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various methods, as well as of a pervading truth in the 
rendering of water effects, such as has rarely been achieved 
by modern etchers. The aim of his art has been, by a 
thoroughly realistic, yet profoundly imaginative interpreta- 
tion of the characteristic features of Dutch scenery, to raise, 
in a modest way, an enduring monument to the beauty of 
his native land. 

The Division has supplied during the year to 14 govern- 
mental departments, 40 educational institutions, and 10 art 
classes 18,493 photographs of paintings, sculpture and archi- 
tecture, and three collections of prints to the American 
Federation of Arts (Washington, D. C.) for exhibition 

The attendance on week days, Sundays, and holidays was 
382 more than that of last year, an increase in service of 
2,087 books, 782 periodicals, 27,270 photographs and en- 
gravings, 14,682 stereoscopic views, and 250 lantern slides. 

In the service of photographs to educational institutions, 
governmental departments, and art classes there was an 
increase of 689 photographs. 

(From the report of Dr. Schapiro, in charge) 

The attention of this Division during the past year has 
been chiefly engaged by the two Deinard collections. The 
main work consisted of preparing the books for binding, 
cataloguing, and classifying. 

About 2,800 volumes were delivered to the Bindery. 
This included several hundred for lettering only. The 
number of books and pamphlets of the two collections 
already bound, lettered, and arranged, total over 10,000 
volumes. In addition to these a considerable num- 
ber of Hebrew and Judaeo-Arabic books, which were in 
possession of the Library but had not yet been catalogued 
and classified, were brought together and put in order. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 103 

All of these books and pamphlets have been placed on the 
shelves according to subjects and are ready for use. A 
special title-catalogue giving the original title, name of 
author, and imprint has been prepared. This catalogue, 
though short, proved very useful, rendering invaluable 
service for reference and research. 

The cataloguing and classifying last year related mostly 
to the Mishnah and Talmud literature. More than 800 
books of the Collections were catalogued, and nearly 2,700 
classified, following the scheme of classification elaborated 
by this Division for the Hebrew collections. 

The Hebrew collections were increased by a few hundred 
very important Hebrew books relating to the Rabbinic 
and Modern Hebrew literature, acquired by purchase. 
Some of these books complete broken sets of the Deinard 

The use of the collection is steadily growing. Statis- 
tically it does not, of course, and never will, compare with 
that of a "popular" collection in a municipal lending 
library; but it includes already what in this Library is 
especially courted a certain amount of "research" use by 
visiting students or scholars; and the issue to institutions 
outside of Washington under our system of inter-library 
loans of unusual works (e. g. in Philology, Philosophy, and 
Talmudic Law) required for serious investigation. The 
number of Semitic collections in this country is not great, 
and such as exist are in a few centers. To supplement them, 
and to reach scholars distant from them, will be a valuable 
opportunity for a national service by this, as it has proved 
by other, Divisions of the Library. 

A list of Hebrew books relating to medicine, included 
in the Hebrew collections, was prepared for the Library of 
the Surgeon General. Upon request duplicates are being 
sent to the Surgeon General's Office. 

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A request for Arabic books came from the Department of 
Agriculture. In connection with its experiments on certain 
oriental industrial plants to be introduced in this country, 
this Department has asked to put at the disposal of its 
assistants the Arabic literature bearing on this subject. 
This request was complied with and in amplification of it 
a number of desiderata were ordered. 

There has also been a notable demand for Yiddish books. 
The Washington Alliance of Jewish Women applied for 
Yiddish books in behalf of immigrant boys and girls of one 
of its charitable institutions, who for the time being are able 
to read Yiddish only. In order to expedite this matter, the 
Librarian approved the suggestion made to forward dupli- 
cates, and particularly the second copy of copyrighted 
Yiddish books, to the Public Library of the District. In 
harmony with this suggestion, Yiddish books dealing espe- 
cially with American History, American ideals, and subjects 
in connection with good citizenship, are being forwarded to 
the Public Library. These books are almost exclusively 
published in the United States and nearly all of them are 
copyrighted. According to reports, the Yiddish books trans- 
ferred to the Public Library are in continuous circulation. 

(From the report of the Assistant in charge, Mr. Kimball) 

The number of volumes bound was 29,505) as against 

31,095 for the preceding year. Most of the work (28,324 

volumes) was done in the Branch Bindery at the Library. 

Of the total, 8,026 volumes were bound in leather. 

Binding male- For practically all of the work, either "acid-free," pyro- 

tfafr u^ * ^ gallol-tanned goatskin or the best library buckram has been 

used. The "calendered duck," specified for newspapers and 

large books, is, in effect, merely a heavier kind of buckram. 

Specifications for the buckram appear on page 19 of the 

"Proposals for material for the public printing and binding" 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 105 

issued by the Government Printing Office, April 15, 1915; 
and further information is given in the "Standard method 
for testing book cloths" issued by the Bureau of Standards. 
On pages 1 9-2 1 of the former publication is given information 
regarding the requirements for leathers. 

The preparation and recommendation of binding for the 
Library, originating with so many persons in the Divisions, 
have not always been uniform in plan; but as the work has 
passed through this Division, the style of binding assigned 
has been considered from the following points of view: 

Buckram is considered more desirable than leather for 
economy, or for books not subject to excessive wear. Leather 
alone is admissible for the strongest and best binding known ; 
that is, for the flexibly sewn or " tight-back" binding; and it 
probably resists the effects of frequent handling better than 
any cloth material. 

Accordingly, buckram is indicated for (i) books of ordi- 
nary size and smaller; (2) little- used books generally without 
regard to size ; (3) books, the use of which, although extensive, 
is short-lived books replaced by new editions, annually, and 
so forth ; (4) publications, the paper of which will soon wear 
out or disintegrate in any binding. 

Heavy bindings in buckram have been laced in the boards 
and reinforced with an inner cloth joint, the same as leather 

A leather binding is indicated for (i) such works of refer- 
ence as are "working tools" of the Library or of its readers; 
(2) extra heavy or large books, such as include even in an 
ordinary degree the elements of merit and permanency as 
regards edition, author, use; (3) illustrated works, fine and 
early editions, book rarities, and other exceptional books, 
for reasons of sentiment or utility. 

The bindings which have been brought forward for "rush" 
work have consisted often of material requiring the strongest 
binding, such as the "working tools" of a Division. Rush 

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work and enduring work are incompatible, since the book 
needs time for drying and seasoning at the various stages 
of the binding. In the end, time otherwise spent in rebind- 
ing is saved by allowing sufficient time for the first binding. 
In addition to the binding, 456 books were repaired, 
without rebinding, as against 441 for the preceding year; 
22,719 lines of extra lettering done, apart from the binding, 
as against 8,831; 731 dummies made, as against 352. A 
large number of minor repairs were made of which no 
account is taken. 

(From the report of the Chief, Mr. Mattel) 

The total number of volumes catalogued was 99,860, of 
which 72,539 were new accessions, 27,321 recatalogued. 
The decrease, as against last year, of 3,000 volumes is offset 
in part by an increase of 1,000 in the number of new titles 
sent to the printer, and but for the loss of the service of 
some of our most experienced cataloguers through illness 
or by detail to other divisions, amounting in all to about 
23 months' time, there would have been a corresponding 

About half of the number of volumes recatalogued belong 
to various sections of Literature chiefly English, German, 
and Italian. The remainder represent additions to all 
classes; they come from the distribution into the new classi- 
fication of the old form classes (chapters 33-42 and other 
remainders) which is still in progress. 

By transfer from other libraries and through the Smith- 
sonian and Document Divisions there has been a marked 
increase in the receipt of masses of minor publications, 
unbound material, announcements, programs, lists, state- 
ments, etc., of societies, universities, schools, and other 
institutions, departments of government, etc., briefs and 
other records of law cases, separates of periodical articles of 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 107 

varying degrees of value. Some of this material is noted in 
scientific bibliographies and indexes and is of interest to 
investigators. Little headway can be made in attempting 
to treat it regularly, cataloguing and shelf listing each item 
individually. By a method of collective entry by means of 
which it can be brought out under (corporate) author 
and under subjects in the catalogues, and shelf listed and 
marked, it is made fairly accessible. The method has not 
been in use long enough to affect the statistics of the past 
year, but long enough to promise appreciable results, and it 
will be extended to other groups besides the classes of pub- 
lications covered by the specimens subjoined. 

International harvester company of New Jersey, defendant. 

(United States, plaintiff) 
Action brought under the Sherman antitrust law of 1890. 

Briefs and other records in this case, 1912- 
not separately listed or cataloged are to be found on shelf: 

i. Trusts, Industrial Law. 2. Harvesting machinery, i. United 
States, plaintiff. 

CA 15-117 Unrev'd 
Library of Congress HD278o.I 6 

Elerding, Edward H plaintiff-in-error . 

(Illinois, defendanl-in-error) 

Action brought under the Women's ten hour law of 1911. 

Briefs and other records in this case, 1911- 
not separately listed or cataloged are to be found on shelf: 

i. Hours of labor. 2. Woman Employment Illinois, i. Illinois, 
defendant-in-error. n. Title: Women's ten hour law of 1911. m. Title: 
Ten hour law. 

CA 15-118 Unrev'd 
Libraiy of Congress HD6o64.Es 

London and Middlesex archaeological society. 

Miscellaneous printed matter published by this body is clas- 
sified in 

DA6 7S 
.L8 4 8 

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Neuchatel. Universite. 

Programs (with or without dissertations), reports, announce- 
ments, miscellaneous serial lists, and occasional publications 
that have not been separately listed or cataloged are to be found 
on Shelf: 

LF 5001 

.C 99 

University and school publications to be in part regularly cataloged later. 

CA 15-1 

These, however, are small economies and will not affect 
materially a condition which, necessarily impairs progress 
with our recataloguing and reclassification and the disposi- 
tion generally of the arrears. This condition is the work 
imposed upon the Catalogue Division in connection with the 
Card distribution. It affects more or less every person in 
the Division, and in ways impossible to express statistically. 
Work purely or largely for the information of subscribers to 
the cards, or to accommodate cooperating libraries, much of 
which does not even indirectly benefit our catalogue, is done 
daily by the cataloguers, revisers, and proofreaders in con- 
nection with their work for the Library proper. 

(From the report of the Chief, Mr. Perley) 

The number of volumes classified during the fiscal year 
1914-15 was 101,095, f which 76,739 were new accessions 
and 24,356 were reclassified, including 5,785 transfers. The 
number of volumes shelf listed was 88,984, of which 70,413 
were new accessions. 

For the year preceding, the number of volumes classified 
was 102,664, f which 80,775 were new accessions and 
21,889 were reclassified, the number shelf listed being 
9 I 359- The statistics by classes are given below. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 


Volumes and pamphlets 





A: Polygraphy (collections, 
encyclopedias, etc.)- 






14, 201 


14, 2IO 
I, 156 




Stack lists: 
Printed 33,49i 
Preliminary. *67,3g6 

Shelf lists: 
Printed 41, 861 

C: History (auxiliary sciences) . 
CS - Genealogy. . . 

D: History (except America). . 



G: Geography; Anthropology.. 

M: Music literature (reported 

2. 114 

5, 661 






P: Literature and language 
PZ- Fiction 

R - Medicine 

S' Agriculture 

T - Technology 

X: Classification undetermined 

Deinard collection (Hebraica, 



88, 984 


Chapter 38: Literary history. .. 



76, 739 



* Estimated. 

The reclassified portion of the Library now contains in 
round numbers 1,457,500 volumes, distributed as follows: 
Class A (Polygraphy), 82,500; B-BJ (Philosophy), 15,000; 
C-D (History, exclusive of America), 128,500; E-F (Amer- 
ica), 113,000; G .(Geography), 25,000; H-J (Social and 
political sciences), 342,500; L (Education), 62,000; M 
(Music), 27,000; N (Fine arts), 35,000; P (Language and 
literature), 124,500; PZ (Fiction in English), 55,000; 

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Q (Science), 140,500; R (Medicine), 49,000; S (Agriculture), 
53,500; T (Technology), 93,500; U (Military science), 
18,500; V (Naval science), 16,000; Z (Bibliography), 76,000; 
Incunabula, etc., 500. 

While the total output in volumes classified is somewhat 
less than in previous years, this is accounted for by the 
changed conditions brought about by the European war. 
In nearly every month this has caused a considerable de- 
crease in the classified accessions, in December alone 
amounting to 2,300 volumes. 

The decrease in accessions has permitted more time to be 
spent upon reclassification, and a substantial gain has been 
made in this part of the work. This, however, does not bal- 
ance the decrease in classified accessions as the material is 
much more difficult to handle. 

A special feature of the year's work has been the prepara- 
tion of classification schedules for printing. The schemes 
for PN, PR, PS, PZ: General literature, English and Ameri- 
can literature, Fiction in English and Juvenile literature, 
have already been printed. The historical classes C, 
Sciences auxiliary to history, and D, Foreign history except 
American, have been sent to the printer. With classes E 
and F, American history, already printed, this will complete 
the group of History except the subclass CN, Epigraphy, 
which it has been thought advisable to defer until the com- 
pletion of PA, Classical philology and literature. 

Besides these large classes there have also been prepared 
for printing subclasses GR and GT, Folk-lore and Manners 
and customs (completing the group of subjects in Class G) , 
and HT, Social groups, including such topics as Cities, Race 
relations, Slavery, etc., and completing the Social sciences 
in Class H. Class A, Polygraphy, has also been sent to the 
printer as a new edition, slightly revised. 

In the work of reclassification during the past year an im- 
portant feature has been the classification of Spanish and 

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Portuguese literature by Dr. Konig and Mr. Jones. With 
French and Italian literature already completed it is planned, 
during the coming year, to print the classification schedules 
for the entire group of Romance literature as subclass PQ. 
Hungarian literature, of which the Library has a fairly large 
collection, has been classified by Dr. Konig and Mr. Kloss, 
and the small but difficult class of Pali literature has been 
classified by Dr. Konig. 

A large part of the time of the classifiers during the past 
year has been devoted to the work of eliminating as far as 
possible the remnants of chapters in the old classification. 
In this work we have succeeded in reclassif ying all of chapter 
24, International law, and nearly all of the social and politi- 
cal sciences of chapters 25 and 27. In the old classes of 
Biography, everything has been reclassified except such books 
as needed to be considered in classes not yet undertaken by 
the new classification, such as Religion and Classical, Scan- 
dinavian and Dutch literature. In the very large and 
heterogeneous collections of collected works, essays, letters, 
and miscellanies (chapters 36, 40, and 41) everything has 
been reclassified which fell within the scope of the new classi- 
fication in its present state of development. In going over 
this material, notes were made of all the works coming 
within the range of special literatures yet to be scheduled, 
which will much facilitate their reclassification when ready 
to be undertaken. These lists have already proved their 
utility in the reclassification of Spanish literature. 

Another classification undertaking not strictly within the 
field of the Classification Section, but of interest in this con- 
nection, is the preliminary classification of the Toner collec- 
tion, undertaken by assistants in the Reading Room service. 
This collection which is especially rich in Americana has been 
arranged by the Class letters, A to Z, according to the general 
principles of the new classification and is thus rendered much 
more available for special research. Before the end of the 

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calendar year it is hoped that the Americana at least may be 
definitely classified by members of the regular classifying 

For the coming year it is hoped that the large collections 
of Classical literature may be reclassified and further reduc- 
tions made in the still substantial remnants of the literary 
classes of the old classification. 

(From the report of the Chief, Mr. Hastings) 

During the year the number of subscribers to the printed 
cards has increased from 1,986 to 2,120. 

The cash sale of cards, including subscriptions to proof 
sheets, amounted to $59,379.64, an increase of about 8> 
per cent over the cash sales of 1913-14. The increase in 
the value of cards shipped was over 12 per cent. 

The sale of cards to the libraries of the departments of 
the United States government, paid for by transfer of cred- 
its, amounted to $2,103.43. 

Cards for about 35,000 different titles were added to the 
stock during the year, including about 5,000 cards printed 
for libraries in the District of Columbia and about 2,500 
printed for other cooperating libraries. 

The whole number of different titles now represented in 
the stock is approximately 657,000, including about 37,000 
unrevised cards not included in the depository sets. The 
average stock of each card is estimated at 70, making the 
total number of cards in stock about 46,000,000. 

No new depository sets have been assigned during the 
year. The depository set located in the Public Library, 
New South Wales, has been given up. The proof-sheet de- 
pository set at the St. Paul Public Library was destroyed 
by fire. The depository libraries now number 49. 

The full list of depositories is given below, the proof- 
sheet depositories being distinguished by asterisks: 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 113 

The American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass. 

Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Me. 

Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Brown University Library, Providence, R. I. 

Buffalo Public Library, Buffalo, N. Y. 

California State Library, Sacramento, Cal. 

California University Library, Berkeley, Cal. 

Chicago University Library, Chicago, 111. 

Cincinnati Public Library, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Columbia University Library, New York City. 

Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Conn. 

^Cornell University Library, Ithica, N. Y. 

*Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, N. H. 

Harvard University Library, Cambridge, Mass. 

Illinois University Library, Urbana, 111. 

Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Institut International de Bibliographic, Brussels, Belgium. 

Iowa State University Library, Iowa City, Iowa. 

John Crerar Library, Chicago, 111. 

Johns Hopkins University Library, Baltimore, Md. 

Kansas State Historical Society Library, Topeka, Kans. 

*Kyoto University Library, Kyoto, Japan. 

*Leland Stanford Jr. University Library, Stanford University, CaL 

*Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, Cal. 

Louisville Public Library, Louisville, Ky. 

McGill University Library, Montreal, Canada. 

Massachusetts State Library, Boston, Mass. 

Michigan University Library, Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Minnesota University Library, Minneapolis, Minn. 

*Missouri University Library, Columbia, Mo. 

Nebraska University Library, Lincoln, Nebr. 

New Orleans Public Library, New Orleans, La. 

New York Public Library, New York City. 

New York State Library, Albany, N. Y. 

Northwestern University Library, Evanston, 111. 

Pennsylvania University Library, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Philadelphia Free Library, Philadelphia, Pa. 

*Philippines Library, Manila, P. I. 

Pittsburgh Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Princeton University Library, Princeton, N. J. 

St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, Mo. 

Seattle Public Library, Seattle, Wash. 

Syracuse University Library, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Texas University Library, Austin, Tex. 

Virginia State Library, Richmond, Va. 

*Wesleyan University Library, Middletown, Conn. 

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Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison, Wis. 
Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn. 

A partial depository set (dictionary) covering Technology 
and portions of Science has been assigned to the Library of 
the Patent Office. The full list of libraries of the United 
States government now having partial depository sets is 
as follows, dictionary sets being distinguished by asterisks: 

Army War College 

Biological Survey 

*Bureau of Education 

Bureau of Entomology 

Bureau of Fisheries 

*Bureau of Labor Statistics 

*Bureau of Mines 

Bureau ofi Rolls and Library (State Department) 

Bureau of Science (Manila, P. I.) 

*Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce 

Bureau of the Census 

Bureau of Trade Relations 

*Children's Bureau 

Civil Service Commission 

Coast and Geodetic Survey 

Coast Artillery School 

*Department of Agriculture 

Department of Justice 

Department of the Interior, Law Division 

Engineer School 

Frankford Arsenal 

*Geological Survey 

Government Hospital for the Insane 

Hydrographic Office 

Interstate Commerce Commission 

Military Academy, West Point 

Mississippi River Commission 

*National Bureau of Standards 

Naval Academy 

Naval Observatory 

Naval War College 

Navy General Board 

Navy Medical School 

Pan American Union 

* Patent Office 

Supervising Architect's Office 

Treasury Department 

War Department 

Weather Bureau 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 115 

Although the Library of Congress has never carried in 
stock cards in the " index" size (5 x 12/4 cm.), cards of this 
size for publications of the United States Department of 
Agriculture have been printed since 1906 for the Library of 
the Department of Agriculture and have been distributed 
to libraries of " land grant" agricultural colleges and experi- 
ment stations. The space available for the entry on the 
small card was so limited that, in numerous cases, the entry 
had to be abbreviated or extended to another card. The 
printing of two editions of the card added greatly to the cost 
of printing and distributing. It was decided to discon- 
tinue, on December 31, 1914, the printing of the smaller 
cards. To induce libraries of agricultural colleges and ex- 
periment stations to exchange their sets in the index size for 
sets in the standard size, sets in the latter size, arranged 
ready for use, are supplied in exchange for sets in the index 
size at a low rate, the cost of the entire set to December, 1914, 
being $89.64. Although the sets to be sent out in exchange 
were not completed until June, numerous libraries have 
already made the exchange. 

Considerable work has been done in revising, classifying, 
and arranging the blanks and forms used in the Division. 

The work of preparing the exhibit of the Library for the 
Panama Pacific Exposition was assigned to this Division. 
Although there was a separate appropriation for the exhibit, 
most of the administrative work and other items involving 
special skill were unavoidably handled by assistants on the 
card-index roll, with the result that the regular work of these 
assistants was considerably retarded. 

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(From the report of the Chief of the Order and Publications Division 

Mr. Ashley) 

The following table exhibits the comparative statistics of 
the distribution of publications of the Library for the past 
three fiscal years: 




New publications 

a -}A 

a T O 






Administrative and special distribu- 
tion through the Library of Congress. . 
Distribution through the office of the 
Superintendent of Documents . . . 


33, O04 

26, 3^3 

31, 131 

Distribution through the Bureau of In- 
ternational Exchanges 

7. CXI 

4, 80? 

I, 760 

Total number of publications 
distributed . . . 

A3. O7 C 

36, 177 

36, 407 

Publication correspondence 


I. /i /in 

I, 2O3 

Envelopes addressed for circulars 

4, 660 

3, 803 


Sold by the Superintendent of Docu- 
ments (pieces) . . 

C TO. 320 

c 10, 422 

c IO, 63O 

Received by the Superintendent of 
Documents for sales 

$1, 841. 

$1, <;67. QO 


> Includes separate numbers of Subject headings and State publications (monthly list). 
& Includes separate numbers of State publications (monthly list). 
c Includes copyright publications. 

The completion last year of the series of separate numbers 
of the List of subject headings accounts for the decrease in 
the number of new publications from 30 to 25. The num- 
ber of pieces distributed shows a slight increase, however, 
although the distribution to foreign libraries has been sus- 
pended for the most part because of the war in Europe. 

Our supplementary mailing list for the distribution of the 
Annual Report (our largest edition) was carefully revised 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 117 

from the manuscript copy of "Public, Society and School 
Libraries" since issued by the Bureau of Education as Bulle- 
tin, 1915, no. 25. 

The mailing list for the "Monthly list of State Publica- 
tions" shows a steady increase, evidence of the value and 
widening sphere of usefulness of this publication. 

The increase in the number of Legislative Reference . li- 
braries and the widening recognition received by this class 
-of libraries as a necessary adjunct of legislature of a mod- 
ern state has led us to add them as a new class to our dis- 
tribution list, to receive especially our printed bibliographic 

The publications of the Library during the past year 
have been as follows : 
Administrative : 

Report of the Librarian of Congress for the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1914. 1914. 216 p. Plates. . 25 
cm. Cloth, 40 cents. 
Library of Congress publications issued since 1897. 

Jan., 1915. 50 p. 20 cm. 
Information for readers in the main Reading Room. 

1915. 14 p. Plate. 19^ cm. 
Rules and practice governing the use and issue of books. 

1915. 16 p. 13 cm. 
List of books in embossed type in the Reading Room 

for the Blind. 1914, 50 p. cm. 
Bibliography Division : 

List of references on Europe and international politics 
in relation to the present issues; comp. under the 
direction of H. H. B. Meyer, Chief Bibliographer. 

1914. 144 p. 25^ cm. Paper, 15 cents. 

List of references on prison labor; comp. under the 
direction of H. H. B. Meyer, Chief Bibliographer. 

1915. 74 p. 25% cm. Paper, i o cents. 

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Select list of references on cost of living and prices. 

1910. 107 p. 25X cm. Paper, 15 cents. 
List of works relating to deep waterways from the Great 

Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean . . . 1908. 59 p. 

25 X cm. Paper, 10 cents. 
List of discussions of the fourteenth and fifteenth 

amendments, with special reference to negro suffrage. 

1906. i8p. 25^ cm. Paper, i o cents. 
Select list of references on the initiative, referendum 

and recall. 1912. 102 p. 25^ cm. Paper, 15 

Select list of references on parcels post. 1911. 39 p. 

25^ cm - Paper, 10 cents. 
A list of books on railroads in their relation to the 

Government and the public ... 2d issue. 1907. 

131 p. 25^ cm - Paper, 20 cents. 

A list of books relating to trusts. 3d ed. with supple- 
mentary list. 1907. 93 p. 27^ cm - Paper, 25 

Catalogue Division: 

Class P. Language and Literature. 

Literature PN General, PR English, PS American, PZ 
Fiction in English and Juvenile literature. 1915. 
273 p. 26cm. Paper, 15 cents. 
Class Q. Science. 2d- issue. 1913. 196 p. 26 cm. 

Paper, 25 cents. 
Division of Documents : 

Monthly list of state publications. May-Dec., 1914; 

Jan.-Apr., 1915. Paper, 50 cents a year. 

Index and title-page for the year 1913. 

Law Library: 

Guide to the law and legal literature of Spain ; prepared 

under the direction of E. M. Borchard, Law Librarian. 

By Thomas W. Palmer, jr. 1915. 174 p. 27 cm. 

Cloth, 50 cents. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 119 

Division of Manuscripts : 

Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 
Edited from the original records in the Library of 
Congress, v. 22-23. 1782. 1914. 27 cm. Cloth, 
$1.00 each vol. 

Calendar of the correspondence of George Washington 
with the officers; prepared by J. C. Fitzpatrick. 4 v. 
2865 p. 1915. 27 cm. Cloth, $4.00 per set. 
Music Division: 

Catalogue of first editions of Stephen C. Foster; by 
Walter R. Whittlesey and O. G. Sonneck, Chief of the 
Division of Music. 1915. 79 p. 25^ cm. Cloth, 
. 40 cents. 
Order Division : 

Catalogue of the John Boyd Thacher collection of In- 
cunabula; comp. by F. W. Ashley, Chief of the Order 
Division. 1915. 329 p. 27 cm. Cloth, $1.50. 
Five of the new publications listed above were still in 
press on June 30, 1915, though all of them have since been 
issued. The distribution statistics for these five will be 
included, properly, in the report for 191516. 

Among the comments upon the year's issues were the 
following regarding the "Calendar of the correspondence of 
George Washington with the Officers" 4 v. : From the 
American historical review, Vol. xx, No. 4, July, 1915: 

In 1906 the Library of Congress issued a " Calendar of the correspond- 
ence of George Washington with the Continental Congress, ' ' in one 
volume, which included the correspondence of Washington with 
the President of Congress, with committees, and with individual 
members of Congress. The present calendar (which is No. 2 of the 
calendars of the Washington manuscripts and prepared by the same 
hand) is rather broader in scope than its title would indicate, for it 
includes not only Washington's correspondence with military and 
naval officers of every rank of the continental and state troops and 
with French auxiliaries, but also his correspondence with foreign 
ministers and agents and with British officers. On the other hand, 
his correspondence with the governors and civil authorities of the 
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states (another important part of the Washington papers) has not 
been included. 

The basis of the calendar, which properly begins with Washington 's 
assumption of command in June, 1775, and closes with his resignation 
of his commission in December, 1783 (a few papers of later date have 
been included for the sake of completeness), is the series of drafts of 
Washington's letters, although several other series of manuscripts 
have been drawn upon. 

The plan of the calendar is the same as that of the previous volume 
and is sufficiently familiar to require no elucidation. One question 
concerning enclosures may, however, be raised: When a letter is an 
enclosure the calendar so records it, but it does not show what enclos- 
ures any given letter contained. This information is often of impor- 
tance and can be obtained only with difficulty, if at all, after the letter 
and its enclosures have been separated, inasmuch as the writers often 
give but uncertain clues to the enclosures. The location of printed 
texts is confined to Ford 's and Sparks 's editions of Washington 's Writ- 
ings and Sparks's Letters to Washington. 

The index which occupies the whole of volume iv, (pp. 2461- 
2865), is in large measure analytical, but it must be understood that 
any such compressed analysis is necessarily imperfect. It is helpful 
but not absolute. One feature of the index volume calls for especial 
commendation. A schedule of pages grouped in periods of six months, 
which is repeated at the foot of each two opposite pages of the index, 
enables the searcher to determine at a glance the approximate chrono- 
logical place of any given reference. 

Deficiencies in the execution of such a calendar as this can be dis- 
covered only after putting it to prolonged and manifold uses, but it 
may safely be presumed that these volumes will be found to have 
been done with the same accuracy and thoroughness that characterized 
Mr. Fitzpatrick's first calendar of the series ... 

From Mr. Worthington C. Ford of the Massachusetts 
historical society, Boston, Mass., in a letter dated May 3, 

... a splendid piece of work and one which lays us all under great 
obligations to the Library for making thus accessible a part of its 
riches. I speak not only thus generally but also of the quality of 
the calendaring, for it seems to me balanced, moderate, and therefore 
useful, not sinning either on the side of too diffuse an enumeration 
of petty details or on the side of omission. 

(From the report of the Chief Bibliographer, Mr. Meyer.) 

A comparison with the previous year discloses a decrease 
in the number of questions handled by this Division for 
Members of Congress, owing of course to the establishment 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 121 

of the Legislative reference division. A line of demarca- 
tion between the activities of the two divisions was readily 
determined. All questions from members of Congress 
growing out of their official duties or relating to legislation 
which were received in this Division were at once referred 
to the Legislative reference division. On the other hand, 
all questions received in the Legislative reference division 
which did not relate to legislation were referred to this 
Division through the usual channels. In this way a certain 
balance was struck. The statistics, however, do not show 
all the work done by the Division of Bibliography. In most 
of the questions referred from this Division, and in many 
others also, we were able to point out immediately sources of 
information which we had noted, or to undertake such a 
preliminary investigation into sources where it had not 
already been done. This service does not appear in the 
statistics, as no record is made beyond the cards which 
were prepared and filed in our permanent catalogue for 
future use. Lastly, copies of 69 of our typewritten or 
duplicated reference lists, many of which were specially 
brought down to date, were furnished to the Legislative 
reference division. 

The A. L. A. subject card catalogue which we began in 
the previous year (1913-14) was brought to a state of working 
completeness and has proved itself a great time saver in 
answering questions coming from correspondents not near 
large libraries. The catalogue represents the books selected 
by the A. L. A. for purchase by the smaller libraries of the 
country and gives us at once with the least expenditure of 
time the information most likely to be available to the 
correspondent. The cards are used over and over again 
in all sorts of combinations to suit the inquiries. When 
they have served their purpose, they are returned to the 
catalogue. Each card has stamped across the left-hand 
margin the letters A. L. A. so that it can not be confused 

122 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

with cards from other sources, and is recognized at once 
as belonging to the A. L. A. subject catalogue. 

The typewritten lists compiled numbered 206, with a 
total of 1,094 sheets as against 162 lists with 868 sheets for 
the previous year. Social and economic subjects far 
outnumber all the rest, with historical subjects second. 

Our regular printed lists published during the year num- 
ber but three, "Water rights and the control of waters," 
" Europe and international politics in relation to the present 
issues," and " Prison labor." Three others were prepared 
for the press but the printing was postponed: " Child labor," 
"Industrial arbitration," and "Postal savings banks," 2d 

The list on "Divorce" should really be included in the 
above, as it received the same treatment as one of our reg- 
ular lists and was issued in the same general style of type 
and arrangement. It was printed for the use of the Senate 
Committee on the Judiciary. 

An unusual number of our shorter lists found their way 
into print besides those published in ' 'Special Libraries." 

A "List of general engineering indexes" was printed in 
the first number of the "Bulletin of the Index office," Chi- 
cago. It was originally prepared to serve as the basis of a 
discussion on technical indexes before the Technological 
section of the Special Libraries Association at the meeting 
in this city in May, 1914, and I believe was the only fruit of 
that meeting and discussion. 

The "List of references on one chamber and two chamber 
legislatures" was printed in the University of Oklahoma 

Three lists on "Roads and road making," on "National 
aid to road building," and on "State aid to road building" 
were published by the Joint Committee on Federal aid in 
the construction of post roads in 63d Congress, 3d session, 
House Doc. 1510. 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 123 

Finally, the Legislative Reference Division printed the 
"List of references on the development of the Russian mer- 
cantile marine, including subsidies," in the document on 
"Foreign legislation on the merchant marine." 

Some of our older lists were reprinted. 

Our cooperative work has developed normally so far as 
our relations with outside libraries are concerned. We pre- 
pared four lists for the duplicating machine and printed six 
lists in "Special Libraries." This was all the copy "Special 
Libraries" could take. We also sent copies of 38 of our 
typewritten lists to the Public affairs information service. 
When I say that the cooperative work has developed nor- 
mally I mean that it has developed within the limits of our 
abilities. It could easily grow beyond these and over- 
whelm us completely. Our lists are in greater demand than 
ever, especially since the organization of the Public affairs 
information service. The Service affords us a means of 
giving the lists a wider distribution. 

Our cooperative work with the libraries in the District of 
Columbia, most of which are governmental, has had, I should 
say, more than normal growth. Through the District of 
Columbia library association this cooperation is being de- 
veloped in every possible way, and we are rapidly extending 
the number of libraries who are actively interested in giving 
information on their own special topics. The most impor- 
tant single undertaking during the year was the Directory 
of Sources of Information in the District of Columbia, copy 
for which is still in active preparation. 


(The following report is submitted by the Custodian of the Deposit, 
Mr. Brockett) 

The existing conditions in Europe have interfered to 
some extent with the receipt of publications which have 
been coming for many years in exchange; i. e., they have 
been received later than usual, and in many cases the insti- 

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tutions and societies abroad are holding the sets and series 
until it will be safe to transmit them. Also, from a publi- 
cation point of view, for economical reasons, only limited 
editions with fewer pages could be issued, which gives a 
special value to those received. 

The publications from the Smithsonian Library for the 
Deposit have been transmitted each day as received, and 
numbered 24,713 pieces, as follows: 3,043 volumes; 1,179 
parts of volumes; 1,763 pamphlets, 17,410 periodicals, 594 
charts and 724 parts of serials to complete sets. 

Complete sets of inaugural dissertations and academic 
publications from 12 universities and technical high schools 
from all parts of the world were received, and are included 
in the above count. 

Notwithstanding the restricted sendings from Europe 
there has been no cessation of efforts to secure missing parts, 
and many have been received. All of the 387 want cards 
for the series searched in the Library of Congress were 
considered and some action taken on each at the Smith- 
sonian Institution, with the result that 82 sets of publica- 
tions of scientific societies and learned institutions in the 
Smithsonian Division were entirely or partially completed, 
by the supplying of 460 parts; in the same way 254 parts of 
48 sets were supplied to the Periodical Division, and 10 
parts of 4 sets were supplied to the Order Division. 

Among the more important of these series secured to com- 
plete sets in the Smithsonian Deposit may be cited the 
following : 


Sydney, New South Wales. Royal Anthropological Society of 

Australasia. Science of Man. 

Brussels. Academic Royale de Belgique. Bulletin, Classe des 

Association des industriels de Belgique pour 1 'etude et la 
propagation des engins et m6sures propres a preserver les 
ouvriers des accidents du travail. Rapport. 
St. Nicolas. Cercle archeologique du pays de Waes. Annales. 

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England : 

London. Agricultural Economist and Horticultural Review. 
Birmingham. Birmingham Natural History and Microscopical 

Society. Report. 
France : 

Nice. Association Provinciale des architectes francais. Bulletin. 
Paris. Societe francaise de physique. Resume des communi- 
Germany : 

Berlin. Berliner Missionsgesellschaft. Berliner Missionsberichte. 

Deutscher Fischerei-Verein. Zeitschrift fuer Fischerei. 
Darmstadt. Historischer Verein fuer das Grossherzogthum Hessen . 

Dresden. K. Oeffentliche Bibliothek. Papyrus. Fragment aus 

der Kgl. Off. Bibliothek zu Dresden. 

Munich. K. Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften.-Abhand- 
lungen; Denkschriften ; Gelehrte Anzeiger; Sitzungsberichte. 

Calcutta. Medical and Sanitary Departments of India. Scientific 
Memoirs by the Officers of the Medical and Sanitary Depart- 
Italy : 

Florence. Societa Botanica Italiana. Bullettino. 

Bangkok. Siam Society. Journal. 
United States: 

Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University, Museum of Comparative 

Zoology. Annual Report. 
Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati Society of Natural History. 


New York City, N. Y. American Museum of Natural History. 
Anthropological Papers. Bulletin. 

In connection with the clearing up of the loan records 
in the Library of Congress the Smithsonian Division has 
assisted the Reading Room in identifying the older charges 
of books loaned to the Institution from the Library of 
Congress, including those in the Smithsonian Deposit. 

Among the publications turned over by the Patent 
Office to the Library of Congress during the past fiscal 
year were found about 300 parts which fitted into and 
immediately preceded those in the Smithsonian series. It 
is not improbable that these earlier numbers were depos- 
ited in the Patent Office prior to the establishment of the 

126 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

The part of the deposit containing publications of the 
learned institutions and scientific societies has been cared 
for in the Smithsonian Division under the supervision of 
Mr. Francis H. Parsons. In connection with this work, 
especial consideration has been given to preparation of 
want lists for American serials and publications coming 
from countries that are at present neutral. The work of 
assembling the parts published through 1914 and the 
preparation of volumes for binding resulted in 1,296 vol- 
umes completed and 2,063 volumes bound. The time of the 
staff has also been largely occupied in supplying publica- 
tions to readers, from whom 10,475 requests were received. 

A large number of publications deposited by the Smith- 
sonian Institution are not publications of societies, and these 
are in the general classification. No separate statement 
regarding them is made, as they are included in the report 
on the main collection. 

Periodicals to the number of 17,410 separate parts were 
forwarded, and 42 new titles were added to the publica- 
tions already received. 

The documents presented to the Smithsonian Institution 
and those that come in exchange for its own publications 
have been forwarded, as in the past, to the Library of Con- 
gress, without stamping and recording, and 4,675 parts were 
sent in this way. 

(The following additional report is submitted by Mr. F. H. Parsons, 
in immediate charge of the Smithsonian Deposit.) 

The European war has effected a change in the character of 
the work of this Division during the year 1914-15. 

We received early in the year several lots of "Wants" 
which had been collected by our correspondents abroad, but 
the war has rendered it practically impossible for the search 
for our missing pieces to be continued at the places of publi- 
cation ; consequently while we note omissions in our sets as 
the cataloguing and binding are going forward, all active 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 12 7 

effort to procure them through the usual channels has been 

The American society serials and those of the neutral 
countries have, been given more special attention with results 
that are very gratifying. 

Many of the foreign societies have suspended publication 
or have reduced very materially the quantity issued; fre- 
quently one notes in them apologies for possible errors, "as 
the authors are either dead or with the colors." Journals 
have omitted numbers entirely, or have published several 
in one, thus completing a volume, often using as copy 
manuscripts which they had on hand in place of the usual 
new material. 

Many sets, which the Periodical Division has heretofore 
held in its reading room and later collated and bound, 
have been transferred to the care of this Division, thus 
increasing our work in answering calls for current articles, 
and in preparation of the completed volumes for binding. 

A large number of transfers from various governmental 
sources have been searched, but while we obtain some 
material needed, the percentage is small. 

The number of volumes completed during the year was 

Among the volumes recently acquired and bound this year 
are the following: 


Societe de 1 'histoire de 1 'art francais. Nouvelles archives de 1 'art 
francais. 3 Ser. 1885-1906. 22 vols. 

- Monographs. 20 vols. 
Academic de France a Rome. Correspondance. 1665-1804. 18 

Academic royale de peinture et de sculpture. Proces-verbaux. 

1648-1793. 10 vols. 

Societe Jersiaise. Publications. Actes des Etats de 1'lle de Jer- 
sey. 1524-1790. 20 vols. 

Asiatic society of Bengal. Bibliotheca Indica. 150 late numbers. 

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Shropshire Parish Register Society. 19 vols. 
Sunderland : 

Durham, Northumberland Parish Register Society. 10 vols. 

Two thousand and sixty-three volumes have been sent to 
the bindery. This number could have been increased had 
the bindery desired it; and material not immediately re- 
quired has been held back, including many old volumes in 
need of rebinding. 

Very few long series have been bound ; in fact, the last three 
requisitions average only about one and a half volumes to a 
title. This increases proportionally the clerical work in 
preparing titles and lettering. 


READING ROOM The following table shows the additions during the year 


BUND: of books, magazines, music scores, maps, and prints : 

A ccessions 

By act of Mar. 4, 1913: 

Volumes 66 

By purchase: 

Volumes 368 

Magazine subscriptions 17 

By gift: 

Volumes 89 

Pamphlets 100 

Magazine subscriptions 19 

Magazines 41 

By binding: 

Volumes 4 

By transfer: 

Volumes 3 

Miscellaneous accessions : 

By purchase : 

Writing guides 3 

Cut maps 2 

The collection of books, etc., in all types now comprises: 

Volumes, embossed 2, 754 

Volumes, ink 10 

Music scores, embossed -. 184 

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Music scores, ink 31 

Magazines, embossed 27 

Magazines, ink 10 

Maps and plans, embossed. . . 154 

Maps 2 

Volume maps, embossed i 

Volume prints, embossed i 


The number of active readers was 233 

The visitors during the year were: 

Blind persons visiting room 598 

Other persons visiting room 6, 849 

Blind attendance at evening entertainments 723 

Other attendance at evening entertainments 3, 100 

Total J i, 321 2 9, 949 

i Blind. 2 Sighted. 

The activities of the Reading Room have markedly 
increased in each detail of its service the number of readers 
registered, the number of books issued, and the number of 
inquiries answered. Increasingly the room is looked to as 
a sort of bureau of information on matters pertaining to the 
blind. The issue of embossed books to blind readers out- 
side of the District, initiated several years ago, has been 
limited to the states without libraries for the blind. But 
even with this limitation the issue has grown beyond the 
abilities of the one assistant provided by law, and in the 
absence of additional provision this outside issue will 
shortly be discontinued. 

The Assistant in charge attended the International Con- 
ference of the Blind in London June 18-25, I 9 I 4 and visited 
various educational institutions for the blind in Great 
Britain, Ireland, Holland, France, and Italy. The infor- 
mation secured in this way has been invaluable in enabling 
her to deal with inquiries received in the course of her work. 

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The Library was represented by an exhibit consisting of: 

1 . Photographs, including exterior of the Library, Reading 
Room, Entrance hall, some of the principal rooms of the 
Divisions, and some of the notable decorations. 

2. A complete collection of the blanks and forms used in 
the transaction of the work of the Library of Congress. 

3. A complete collection of the publications of the Library 
of Congress since 1897. 

4. A collection of early and notable books relating to 
California and voyages and explorations along the Pacific 

5. Facsimiles of newspapers announcing notable events 
in the development of the transportation facilities of the 

6. A collection of manuscripts relating to American 
history with special reference to Spanish America. 

7. A collection of early maps of California and the Pacific 
coast and views of San Francisco. 

8. A collection of prints selected from the copyright de 

9. A selection of American and foreign music. 

10. A collection of card catalogues as follows: 

Dictionary and systematic catalogues of works on Bibliography. 

Dictionary catalogue of works relating to Latin-American coun- 

Miscellaneous catalogues illustrating the use of the printed cata- 
logue cards of the Library of Congress. 

11. A wall chart explanatory of the growth and distribu- 
tion of American libraries. 

The space available was but 900 square feet in the 
Education Building. Through the skill and experience of 
our representative, Mr. Hastings, however, this was so well 
utilized that each item of our exhibit counted for its full 
value. And the value itself particularly of the portion 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 131 

technical in character was enhanced by the zeal, intelli- 
gence, and expert knowledge of the attendants who in suc- 
cession had the charge and interpretation of it. I make the 
more special note and acknowledgment of this because }he 
allotment (only $4,000) being insufficient, these attendants 
(members of our regular service) were obliged to meet 
personally the entire expense of their transportation to and 
from San Francisco and of residence there. 

The following awards were received : Panama-Pacific 

Exposition awards 

Education, group 7, class 19. Collective exhibit. Medal of 

Liberal Arts, group 30, class 108. Catalogue of Opera Librettos. 
Honorable mention. 

Liberal Arts, group 31, class 112. Maps of California, etc. Hon- 
orable mention. 

Liberal Arts, group 31, class 113. Photographs of San Francisco 
from 1846 to 1915. Honorable mention. 

Liberal Arts, group 33, class 123. Photographic full-page repro- 
duction of American newspapers illustrating progress in com- 
munication and travel. Gold medal. 

A silver medal was also awarded to the representative in charge 
of the Exhibit. 

Respectfully submitted 


Librarian of Congress 
The Honorable 

The Honorable 







Washington, D. C., December 6, 1915 

SIR: The death, on October 22, 1914, of Mr. Bernard R. 
Green, who had charge of the construction of the building 
and had been its Superintendent and Disbursing officer 
since its completion (a period of nearly 18 years), neces- 
sitated prompt measures to carry on uninterruptedly the 
administrative and fiscal duties of the office. 

Acting under an opinion of the Attorney General, to 
whom the matter was referred by the President, the Librarian 
designated Mr. Wade H. Rabbitt, Chief Clerk of the office, 
as Special Disbursing Officer, and to attend to all other 
duties of the office not specifically placed by law on the 
Superintendent, pending the appointment of a successor 
to the late Mr. Green. 

Under special provision in the Deficiency Act approved 
January 25, 1915, the Librarian was authorized to exercise 
the powers and perform the duties of the Superintendent, 
other than those of Disbursing officer, during the vacancy 
in the office, and he continued to officiate thus until the 
duties were taken up by the undersigned on April 23, last. 

Under the regime described, the Library building service 
was conducted during the fiscal year 1915. This service 
included, as usual, the custody, care, and maintenance 
of the building and its contents, operation of mechanical 
plant, the procuring of Library and office equipment, 
upkeep materials and supplies, and the disbursement of 

9434 15 10 135 

136 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

the funds appropriated for the Library and the Botanic 
Garden. The extent and variety of the operations are 
indicated generally in the tables which follow. 


Watch and housekeeping department: 

Ice (489,293 pounds) $i, 386. 60 

Painting in and about the building i, 499. oo 

Painting (materials) 379. 51 

Repairs (floors, windows, etc.) 973. 16 

Washing towels 93. 9 1 

Dry goods (cleaning cloths, etc.) 561. 46 

Soap powders. 156. 23 

Soaps 233. 42 

Paper towels i, 023. 20 

Housekeeping (brooms, buckets, brushes, 

etc.) 539.75 

Toilet supplies 174. oo 

Miscellaneous supplies 1 177. 20 

$7, 197. 44 

Engineer department: 

Mail and delivery service upkeep and re- 
pair of motor vehicles 834. oo 

Hardware and tools 161. 19 

Repairs 315. 50 

Plumbing supplies 387. 65 

Removing refuse 143. 25 

New high-power steam main 228. 89 

Oils 35.41 

Gas 13. 01 

Miscellaneous supplies 88. 89 

Repairs to roof 

Sheet copper $873. 93 

Miscellaneous materials 145. 20 

Labor 980. 87 

2, ooo. oo 

- 4, 207. 79 
Electrical department: 

Lamps 858. 13 

Miscellaneous supplies (condulets, holders, 

shades, fixtures, wire, conduit, tape, etc.). 604. 03 

Tools 12. oo 

Repairs 43-99 

Dynamotor (for call bells and buzzers) 58. 81 

New lighting system, Periodical Reading 

Room 626. 56 

Changing lighting system in alcoves, Main 

Reading Room 490. 94 

Intercommunicating telephones 513. 68 

3, 208. 14 

Superintendent of Building and Grounds 137 


General telephone service of Library (i cen- 
tral station, 81 substations, and 6 trunk 
lines) ................................... $i, 118. 09 

Stationery ................................ 114. 54 

Weighing scale .......................... . . 7. oo 

Coin bag .................................. 16. 50 

Car tickets ............................... 20. oo 

Postage stamps (for foreign correspondence). 15. oo 

Additional services. . . ..................... 4. oo 

Express and freight charges ................ 4. 13 

Travel .................................... 24. 50 

Telegrams ........................... ..... i. 61 

Numbering machines ...................... 17. 77 

- $i, 343- J 4 

Total expended .................................... 15, 956. 51 

Unexpended balance ................................. 43-49 

Appropriation ..................................... 16, ooo. oo 


Under this appropriation all miscellaneous furniture 
equipment, including partitions, screens, shelving, and elec- 
trical work pertaining thereto, was provided. 

Adding machines ....................................... $511. 43 

Photographic copying machine ........................... i, 280. oo 

Duplicating machine .................................... 191. oo 

Lighting fixtures, Reading Room tables .................. 100. oo 

Typewriting machines and repairing ..................... i, 879. 41 

Desk fans .............................................. 169. 40 

Repairing and fitting of miscellaneous furniture (including 

labor and materials) ................................... i, 208. 27 

Book trucks ............................................ 2 16. oo 

Miscellaneous furniture (including tables, desks, stands, 

cases, hardware, etc.) ................................. i, 608. 71 

Altering card-tray blocks ................................. 348. oo 

Card-catalogue cases ..................................... i, 934. 37 

Carpets and runners ..................................... 140. 54 

Express and drayage ..................................... 4. 53 

Partitions and screens ........................ .. ......... 150. oo 

Window shades ........... ..... . ......................... 249. 63 

Total expended ................................... 9, 991. 29 

Unexpended balance ..................................... 8. 71 

Appropriation ...... .............................. 10, ooo. oo 

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The photographic copying machine which appears in the 
foregoing table represents the largest expenditure for a 
single piece of equipment purchased from the fund during 
the year. The machine produces a photographic print 18 
by 22 inches, or the full size of the ordinary newspaper page. 

The photographic work has rapidly increased until the 
two machines are now in use most of the time. The increase 
in this work is largely from the Legislative Reference Divi- 
sion of the Library. 

The other items of expenditure shown in the tables do 
not materially differ in class and kind from those usually 


In addition to the appropriations for the Library and for 
the Library Building and Grounds, this office is charged 
with the disbursement of the appropriations for the United 
States Botanic Garden and those placed under the control 
of the Joint Committee on the Library. 

The following table presents the several appropriations 
accordingly disbursed during the fiscal year, and the corres- 
ponding appropriations for the preceding and succeeding 

Superintendent of Building and Grounds 139 


tion, 1914 

tion. 1915 

tures, 1915 

tion, 1916 

Library and Copyright Office: 

"$399,352. 27 

&$437,634- 88 

c $435, 804. 83 

$442, 1 60. oo 

Special and temporary service. 
Contingent expenses 

<*6, 804. 83 


/7, 269. 41 



Increase of Library 



fg^o, ooo. oo 

90, ooo. oo 

Purchase of law books. . . . 
Purchase of periodicals. . . 



/3, ooo. oo 


Total, Library and 
Copyright Office 

506, 157. 10 

544, 935. 53 

542, 993. 54 

549, 460. oo 

Building and grounds: 
Care and maintenance 


So, 205. oo 

76, 233. 74 

79, 645. oo 

Fuel, lights, etc 

14, ooo. oo 

1 6, ooo. oo 


14, ooo. oo 



/9, 991. 29 


Book stack, southeast court . . . 

*2, IO2. 38 

Total, Building and grounds 


106, 205. oo 

102, 181. 54 


Grand total 

651, 140. 53 

645, 175.08 

660, 105. oo 

Botanic Garden: 

16, 393. 75 

16,393. 75 



Improving garden 

<9, 821.35 

}S, 500. oo 

"8, 498. 25 


Improving buildings 



"7,309. 64 


Total, Botanic Garden 


32, 209. 10 



Repairs of paintings in the Capitol . 
Marking historical places in Dis- 
trict of Columbia 





Including increase of $1,392.27 by sale of cards. 

6 Including credits of $1,361.86 by sale of cards, and $113.02 yet to be credited. 

c Including $128.74 outstanding indebtedness. 

d Including increase of $4.83 by sale of photo duplications. 

Including increase of $0.65 by sale of photo duplications. 

/ Including unfilled orders. 

9 Any unexpended balance to be available for succeeding year. 

* Deposited in surplus fund of Treasury June 30, 1914. 

' Including deficiency appropriation of $3,321.35 (act of Apr. 6, 1914). 
i Including deficiency appropriation of $2,000 (act of Mar. 4, 1915). 

* Including deficiency appropriation of $1,315.35 (act of Mar. 4, 1915). 

' Including available balance from preceding year and additional appropriation of 
$500; balance remaining after allowance of $600 for unfilled orders. 
m Including $382 outstanding indebtedness. 
* Including (4 outstanding for salary. 


Report of the Librarian of Congress 

Object of appropriation 

tion, 1914 

tion, 1915 

tures, 1915 

tion, 1916 

Removing Botanic Garden fence 

Portrait of the late Chief Justice 

Bequest of Gertrude M. Hubbard 
(intprpst arroiint) 

e 1,286.67 

Appropriation of previous year continued. 

b Balance available from preceding year. 

c Including balance available from preceding year and additional appropriation of 



All known claims against the appropriations for the fiscal 
year 1913 have been settled, including those paid on auditor's 
certificates, and the unexpended balances have been depos- 
ited to the credit of the surplus fund of the Treasury, in 
amounts as follows : 


Salaries $846. 48 

Increase of Library .17 

Contingent expenses 14-63 

Special and temporary service 43. 41 

$904. 69 

Building and grounds: 

Care and maintenance (salaries) 288. 30 

Furniture 21. 12 

Fuel, lights, etc 505. 86 

Botanic Garden: 

Salaries i. 50 

Improving buildings 26. 85 

Moving library of National Monetary Commission. 

815. 28 

493- 5 

2, 241. 82 

Superintendent of Building and Grounds 141 


Sales of public property were made during the year and 

proceeds deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the 
United States, as follows : 

Old typewriters credited in part payment for new $102. 50 

Old duplicating machine, similarly credited 10. oo 

112. 50 

Withheld under income-tax law, on account of salaries paid 
during the calendar year 1914, and remitted to collector of 
internal revenue 25. 56 


The number of persons who entered the building as visitors 
or users of the Library were counted at the entrances, as 
follows : 


9 a. 111. to 
6 p. m. 

6 p. m. to 
10 p. m. 






July. . 

20, 763 

27, 4C2. 

2, 78^ 


I, 774 


August. ... . 

27. T42 

28, 27"? 

3 -217 


I. 081 



3Q, IC7I 

2S, 471 

2, 906 


2, 168 



40, 7 c8 

24, C48 

6, 02.2. 

I, 060 

2, IO7 


November .... 

24, 616 

IO. QQ? 

2, C44 

I, 4x4 

I, 821 



22, 2.l6 

16, 006 

2, 780 


I, 647 


January . . 

?<;, 708 

18, 066 

2, 4O7 

I, 243 

I, 767 



2.4, 088 

20, t;i7 

2, Q2I 

I, 4.^1 

I, O^O 



"?6, I7Q 

2J,. TOO 

T., 288 

I, ^26 

I. Q4? 



2C. 737 

28, 312 

4, ^c6 

I, ?OO 

2, 134 



41, 660 

26, 608 

6, oio 

I, "?00 

2, 2(X 


Tune. . 

2.0, ?42 

24, 060 

2, 784 





42 ?. I7O 

281, 380 


Total number for the year, 706,559. 
Daily average, 363 days, 1,946. 

142 Report of the Librarian of Congress 


The copper roof covering of the building, after about 20 
years of service, evidences constant deterioration by increas- 
ing numbers of small holes over practically its entire surface, 
except the dome, with here and there sharp slits from i inch 
to 2 feet in length, the latter generally in gutters and prob- 
ably caused by temperature movements. The worst of the 
resultant leaking, which threatened damage to the interior 
of the building, and which in some places had already dis- 
colored the walls, was stopped by patching with new sheet 
copper and the application of paint through the use of the 
$2,000 provided for the purpose. 

Such repairs are proportionately expensive and can not 
long suffice. The condition of the roof as a whole presents 
a serious menace, and provision for a new covering is recom- 
mended. An amount almost equal to the cost of genuine 
tin roof covering painted both sides would be realized by the 
sale of the old copper roof. The life of such a roof kept 
painted, and with minor repairs, should be at least 40 years. 


The lighting of the building at night is giving some concern 
in view of the fact that the modern incandescent lamp, while 
economical in cost per candle power, is excessively bright, 
and direct light therefrom is claimed by experts to be injuri- 
ous. Most of the lamps in the building are now within 
direct view. It is believed that the replacement of direct 
lighting from exposed lamps by indirect or semi-indirect light- 
ing, as far as piacticable, is advisable in order to lessen eye 
strain and at the same time more effectively light the exhibits 
and decorative art works. Examination shows that in most 
of the rooms it would be practicable and comparatively 
inexpensive to place lamps entirely out of direct view and at 
the same time to secure efficient lighting of the rooms by 
reflection from ceilings or through translucent bowl fixtures. 

Superintendent of Building and Grounds 143 

In order to determine with certainty the efficiency of the 
above-described lighting scheme, and the advisability of 
further extension, the Periodical Reading Room was 
selected for trial. Indirect lighting fixtures equipped with 
reflectors to direct all light to the ceiling, from which it is 
reflected and diffused throughout the room, were purchased. 
The necessary wiring and installation were done by the 
building force. This room being in need of renovation, the 
ceiling and walls were painted in light shades to make the 
lighting more effective, and a new floor covering laid during 
the early part of the present fiscal year. The new system 
of lighting this room was put into use on September i of 
this year. 

The lighting of the books in the alcoves adjoining the 
main reading room has been improved by the installation 
of small lamps with reflectors of a special type to cut off 
direct view of the lamps from the reading room. 


A program of painting, as in previous years, was carried 
on, as necessary to preserve the exterior and interior wood 
and metal work. The sum available for painting, however, 
is insufficient to repaint, during the present year, the walls 
and ceilings of many rooms which have never been re- 
painted and are now in great need of renovation. 


The worn-out, intercommunicating telephone equipment 
in the Copyright Office and in the Card Division, which had 
been in service for about 15 years, was replaced by modern 
apparatus, which should insure satisfactory service. 


The central heating, lighting, and power plant has fur- 
nished uninterrupted and reliable lighting and heating serv- 
ice since 1911. Eight of the old boilers, several engines, 

144 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

generators, large pumps, etc., of the original building plant, 
still in the building and entirely disconnected from the 
present system and of no further use here, occupy spaces 
which could well be utilized otherwise. This old apparatus 
will be disposed of during the present year, and as soon as 
practicable, provision should be made for special repairs and 
renovation of these spaces and the old coal vaults to adapt 
them to useful purposes. 


The east driveway, forming the roof of a few of the rooms 
in which important moving machinery is located, leaks 
badly, and special provision for waterproofing should be 
made as soon as practicable. 

So far as the funds available permit, the masonry work 
of the west approaches, which shows many open joints and 
leaks into the driveway underneath, will be pointed up 
during the present year. 


The growing collections of the Library are necessitating 
gradual utilization of the cellar, not originally designed for 
such purpose. Four years ago the north curtain of the 
cellar was fitted up and occupied by the collections of the 
Music Division. Provision should now be made for similar 
extension of other divisions into the cellar by refitting the 
spaces to be occupied and the erection of metal shelving. 
Respectfully submitted. 


Superintendent of the Library Building and Grounds 
The Honorable 

The Honorable 




Appendix la. Appropriations and expenditures (tables) 147 

Ib. Appropriation acts, 1915-16 151 

II. Report of the Register of Copyrights 157 

III. Manuscripts and Broadsides: List of Accessions, 

1914-15 201 






Library and Copyright Office: 

$264, 1 20 oo 

$267. 1T.1 71 

$382 29 



O, C&1. 2? 

16. 7C 


2, OOO OO 

I. OIO. 7O 

80 70 

Carrier service 

960. oo 

8?7. W 

IO2. 67 

Distribution of card 

" 34, 074. 88 

M, 764. 87 


Legislative reference. 
Copyright Office 

25, ooo. oo 

IO2, 580. OO 


IO2, 4.IQ. ^6 

957- 69 

1 60. 64 

Increase of Library 
Purchase of books .... 

90, ooo. oo 

90, ooo. oo 

Purchase of period- 
icals . . . 

5, ooo. oo 

5, ooo. oo 

Purchase of law books 

?, ooo. oo 

3, ooo. oo 

Contingent expenses . . . 

7, 300. 6s 

7, 260. 41 

71. 24 

Total, Library and 

?44, Q3<. <?3 

t;42, QQ7. ?4 

I, 041. 09 

"Appropriation includes credits $1,361.86 on account of sales of cards to Government 
institutions and $113.02 yet to be credited. 

6 Includes outstanding indebtedness. 

c Exclusive of $2,000 to be expended by the marshal of the Supreme Court for new 
books of reference for that body. 

<* Includes credits 65 cents on account of sales of photo duplications to Government 


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Care and maintenance, includ- 
ing Sunday service. 

$80, 205. oo 

$?6, 233 74. 

$- , Q7i 26 

Fuel, lights, and miscellane- 

1 6, ooo. oo 

10 I?, 0^6. <I 

4.-?. 40 

Furniture and shelving 


a O, OOI. 2Q 

8. 71 

Total, Building and 

1 06, 205. oo 

IO2, l8l. "(4. 

4, O23. 46 

Grand total 

6<?i, 140. t;^ 

64,";, I7=c.o8 


Bequest of Gertrude M. Hub- 
bard (interest account) 
Printing and binding (allot- 
ment not appropriation) 

& i, 902. 55 
czoo, 583. 63 

20O, 462. 10 

i, 92. 55 
"i- 53 

Includes outstanding indebtedness. 

6 Includes balance from preceding year in addition to appropriation of $800. 
c Allotment includes credits of $583.63 on account of sales of cards to Government insti- 
tutions; does not include $48.43 yet to be credited. 

Appropriations and Expenditures 149 


Object of expenditure 


Stationery supplies $4, 813. oo 

Typewriter supplies 1 16. 30 

Dies, presses, rubber stamps, and numbering machines. . . . 423. 37 

Travel expenses 430. 47 

Street car tickets 75. oo 

Postage stamps and international postal cards (foreign cor- 
respondence) 235. oo 

Telegrams and long-distance telephone messages 126. 26 

Transfer charges (expressage, etc.) 14-37 

Post-office box rent July i, 1914, to June 30, 1915 ' 16. oo 

Tools .74 

Mail-bag repairs .50 

Duplicator supplies 31. 35 

Photostat paper and developing powders *97- 44 

Photostat miscellaneous supplies 79. 61 

Total 7, 269. 41 

*$993-77 covered into the Treasury on account of sales of photo duplications. 



General administration : Librarian, $6,500; chief assistant 
librarian, $4,000; chief clerk, $2,500; librarian's secretary, 
$1,800; clerks one $1,200, two at $1,000 each; stenogra- 
phers and typewriters one $1,200, one $780; messenger, 
$840; messenger to chief assistant librarian, $540; junior 
messenger, $420; operator of photographic copying machine, 
$600; in all, $22,380. 

Mail and delivery: Assistants one in charge, $1,500, one 
$960, one $720; junior messenger, $420; in all, $3,600. 

Order and accession : Chief of division, $2,500; assistants 
one $1,500, one"$i,2oo, three at $960 each, two at $780 each, 
two at $600 each, one $580; two junior messengers, at $420 
each; in all, $12,260. 

Catalogue, classfication, and shelf: Chief of divisiion, 
$3,000; chief classifier, $2,000; assistants four at $1,800 
each, seven at $1,500 each, six at $1,400 each, twelve at 
$1,200 each, six at $1,000 each, fourteen at $960 each, four 
at $860 each, thirteen at $780 each, thirteen at $600 each, 
four at $540 each; six junior messengers, at $420 each; in 
all, $91,000. 

Binding: Assistants one in charge $1,500, one $900; 
junior messenger, $420; in all, $2,820. 

Bibliography: Chief of division, $3,000; assistants one 
$1,500, two at $960 each, one $780; stenographer and type- 
writer, $900; junior messenger, $420; in all, $8,520. 

Reading rooms (including evening service) and special 
collections: Superintendent, $3,000; assistants two at 
$1,800 each, five at $1,200 each (including one in room for 
the blind), two at charging desk at $1,080 each, three at 
$900 each, ten at $780 each, two at $600 each; stenographer 
and typewriter, $960; attendants, Senate reading room, $900; 

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152 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

Representatives' reading room one $960, one $780; two in 
cloakroom at $720 each, one in Toner Library $900, one in 
Washingtonian Library $900, two for gallery and alcoves at 
$540 each; telephone operator, $660; four junior messen- 
gers, at $420 each; two watchmen, at $720 each; evening 
service, assistants five at $900 each, fifteen at $780 each, 
two at $600 each; in all, $55,560. 

Periodical (including evening service) : Chief of division, 
$2,000; assistants chief $1,500, two at $960 each, five at 
$780 each; stenographer and typewriter, $900; two junior 
messengers, at $420 each; in all, $11,060. 

Documents: Chief of division, $3,000; assistants one 
$1,500, one $780; stenographer and typewriter, $900; junior 
messenger, $420; in all, $6,600. 

Manuscript: Chief of division, $3,000; assistants chief 
$1,500, one $960; junior messenger, $420; in all, $5,880. 

Maps and charts: Chief of division, $3,000; assistants 
one $1,500, two at $960 each, one $780; junior messenger, 
$420; in all, $7,620. 

Music: Chief of division, $3,000; assistants^-one $1,500, 
one $1,000, two at $780 each; junior messenger, $420; in 
all, $7,480. 

Prints: Chief of division, $2,000; assistants one $1,500, 
two at $960 each; junior messenger, $420; in all, $5,840. 

Smithsonian deposit: Custodian, $1,500; assistant, $1,500; 
messenger, $720; junior messenger, $420; in all, $4,140. 

Congressional Reference Library: Custodian, $1,500; as- 
sistants one $1,200, one $900, one $780; two junior mes- 
sengers, at $420 each; in all, $5,220. 

Law Library: Librarian, $3,000; assistants two at $1,400 
each, one $960, one $540, one for evening service, $1,500; 
junior messenger, $420; in all, $9,220. 

Semitic and Oriental Literature: Chief of Division, $3,000; 
assistant, $1,500; junior messenger, $420; in all, $4,920. 

COPYRIGHT OFFICE: Register, $4,000; assistant register, 
$3,000; clerks four at $2,000 each, four at $1,800 each, 
seven at $1,600 each, one $1,500, eight at $1,400 each, ten at 
$1,200 each, ten at $1,000 each, eighteen at $900 each, two 
at $800 each, ten at $720 each, four at $600 each, two at " 
$480 each; four junior messengers, at $360 each. Arrears, 
special service: Three clerks, at $1,200 each; porter, $720; 
junior messenger, $360; in all, $102,580. 

Appropriation Acts 19 1 5-16 153 

Legislative Reference: To enable the Librarian of Congress 
to employ competent persons to gather, classify, and make 
available, in translations, indexes, digests, compilations, 
and bulletins, and otherwise, data for or bearing upon 
legislation, and to render such data serviceable to Congress 
and Committees and Members thereof, $25,000. 

nection with distribution of card indexes and other publica- 
tions of the Library, including the following salaries now 
authorized and being paid: Chief of division, $3,000; chief 
assistant, $1,800; assistants one $1,600, three at $1,500 
each, three at $1,400 each, three at $1,200 each, two at 
$1,100 each, three at $1,000 each; and for services of assist- 
ants at salaries less than $1,000 per annum and for piece- 
work and work by the hour, $15,600, including not exceed- 
ing $500 for freight charges, expressage, traveling expenses 
connected with such distribution, and expenses of attend- 
ance at meetings when incurred on the written authority 
and direction of the Librarian, $39,500. 

TEMPORARY SERVICES: For special and temporary ser- 
vice, including extra special services of regular employees 
at the discretion of the Librarian, $2,000. 

CARRIER SERVICE: For service in connection with the 
Senate and House Office Buildings, $960, or so much thereof 
as may be necessary. 

SUNDAY OPENING: To enable the Library of Congress to 
be kept open for reference use from two until ten o'clock 
postmeridian on Sundays and legal holidays, within the 
discretion of the Librarian, including the extra services of 
employees and the services of additional employees under 
the Librarian, $10,000, or so much thereof as may be neces- 

books for the Library and for freight, commissions, and 
traveling expenses, and all other expenses incidental to the 

154 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

acquisition of books by purchase, gift, bequest, or exchange, 
to continue available during the fiscal year nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, $90,000, together with the unexpended 
balance of the sum appropriated for this object for the 
fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

For purchase of books and for periodicals for the law 
library, under the direction of the Chief Justice, $3,000. 

For purchase of new books of reference for the Supreme 
Court, to be a part of the Library of Congress, and purchased 
by the marshal of the Supreme Court, under the direction 
of the Chief Justice, $2,000; 

For purchase of miscellaneous periodicals and newspapers, 

In all, $100,000. 

CONTINGENT EXPENSES : For miscellaneous and contingent 
expenses, stationery, supplies, stock and materials directly 
purchased, miscellaneous traveling expenses, postage, trans- 
portation, incidental expenses connected with the adminis- 
tration of the Library and the Copyright Office, including 
not exceeding $500 for expenses of attendance at meetings 
when incurred on the written authority and direction of the 
Librarian, $7,300. 

LIBRARY BUILDING AND GROUNDS: Superintendent, $3,000, 
and the salary of the superintendent of the Library building 
and grounds shall, from and after the passage of this Act, 
be at the rate of $3,000 per annum, and the amount appro- 
priated for the salary of said superintendent for the balance 
of the fiscal year nineteen hundred and fifteen shall be 
available for the payment of said salary at the rate of $3,000 
per annum; clerks one $2,000, one $1,600, one $1,400, one 
$1,000; messenger; assistant messenger; telephone switch- 
board operator; assistant telephone switchboard operator; 
captain of watch, $1,400; lieutenant of watch, $1,000; 
sixteen watchmen, at $900 each; carpenter, painter, and 
foreman of laborers, at $900 each; fourteen laborers, at 

A ppropriation Acts 19 15-16 155 

$540 each; two attendants in ladies' room, at $480 each; 

four check boys, at $360 each; mistress of charwomen, $425; 
assistant mistress of charwomen, $300; fifty-eight char- 
women; chief engineer, $1,500; assistant engineers one 
$1,200, three at $900 each; electrician, $1,500; machinists 
one $1,000, one $900; two wiremen, at $900 each; plumber, 
$900; three elevator conductors, and ten skilled laborers, 
at $720 each; in all, $76,845. 

For extra services of employees and additional employees 
under the superintendent to provide for the opening of the 
Library Building from two until ten o'clock post meridian 
on Sundays and legal holidays, $2,800. 

For fuel, lights, repairs, miscellaneous supplies, electric 
and steam apparatus, city directory, stationery, mail and 
delivery service, and all incidental expenses in connection 
with the custody, care, and maintenance of said building 
and grounds, $14,000. 

For furniture, including partitions, screens, shelving, and 
electrical work pertaining thereto, including not exceeding 
$7,000 for the extension and completion of the steel stack 
for storage of catalogue cards in the card section, $17,000. 

Provisions in "An act making appropriations for sundry civil 
expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 
30, 1916, and for other purposes." 

For such trees, shrubs, plants, fertilizers, and skilled 
labor for the grounds of the Library of Congress as may be 
requested by the superintendent of the Library Building, 
$i ,000. 

Public printing and binding: For the Library of Congress, 
including the copyright office, and the publication of the 
Catalogue of Title Entries of the copyright office, and bind- 
ing, rebinding, and repairing of library books, and for build- 
ings and grounds, Library of Congress, $200,000. 


FISCAL YEAR 1914-15 

WASHINGTON, D. C., July 7, 1915 

SIR : The copyright business and the work of the Copy- 
right Office for the fiscal year July i, 1914, to June 30, 1915, 
inclusive, are summarized as follows: 


The gross receipts during the year were $115,594.55. A Feet, etc. 
balance of $8,332.12, representing trust funds and unfin- 
ished business, was on hand July i, 1914, making a total of 
$123,926.67 to be accounted for. Of this amount the sum 
of $2,746.57 received by the Copyright Office, was refunded 
as excess fees or as fees for articles not registrable, leaving a 
net balance of $121,180.10. The balance carried over to 
July i, 1915, was $9,257.35 (representing trust funds, 
$7,651.61, and total unfinished business since July i, 1897 
1 8 years $1,605.74), leaving -fees applied during the fiscal 
year 1914-15, $111,922.75. 

The yearly copyright fees have more than doubled since 
the reorganization of the office in 1897, reaching above the 
one hundred thousand dollar mark during the first year of 
operation under the new copyright law which went into 
effect on July i, 1909. The annual applied fees since July i, 
1897, are: 

1897-98 $55,926.50 

1898-99 58, 267. oo 

1899-1900 65, 206. oo 

1900-1901 63, 687. 50 

1901-2 64, 687. oo 

1902-3 68,874.50 

1903-4 72, 629. oo 

1904-5 78,058.00 

1905-6 80, 198. oo 

1906-7 84,685.00 

1907-8 $82,387.50 

1908-9 83,816.75 

1909-10 104,644.95 

1910-11 I 09>9 I 3-9S 

1911-12 116,685.05 

1912-13 114,980.60 

1913-14 120,219.25 

5 I", 9 22 -7S 

Total 1,536,789.30 


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Salaries The appropriation made by Congress for salaries in the 

Copyright Office for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1915, 
was $102,580. The total expenditures for salaries was 
$102,419.36, or $9,503.39 less than the net amount of fees 
earned and paid into the Treasury during the corresponding 
year. The expenditure for supplies, including stationery 
and other articles and postage on foreign mail matter, etc. , 
was $1,354.03. 

Copyright re- During the 1 8 fiscal years since the reorganization of the 
Copyright Office (from July i, 1897, to June 30, 1915) the 
total receipts have reached over one and a half million dollars 
($1,608,361.55) ; the copyright fees applied and paid into the 
Treasury have amounted to more than a million and a half 
dollars ($1,536,789.30) ; the articles deposited number nearly 
three and a half millions (3,441,054), and the total copy- 
right registrations approach two millions (1,935,574). 

Excess of fees The fees ($1,536,789.30) were larger than the appropria- 

OTXT salaries , . ,. , 11- 

tion for salaries used during the same period ($1,306,535.28) 
by $230,254.02. 
Value of copy- i n addition to this direct profit, a large number of the 

right deposits . . 

3,441,054 books, maps, music, periodicals, pnnts, and other 
articles deposited during the 18 years were of substantial 
pecuniary value and of such a character that their accession 
to the Library of Congress through the Copyright Office 
effected a saving to the purchase fund of the Library equal 
in amount to their price. 


Registrations fhe registrations for the fiscal year numbered 115,193. 
Of these 104,420 were registrations at $i each, including a 
certificate, and 9,447 were registrations of photographs 
without certificates, at 50 cents each. There were also 
1,326 registrations of renewals, at 50 cents each. The fees 
for these registrations amounted to a total of $109,806.50. 
The number of registrations in each class from July i, 
1914, to June 30, 1915, as compared with the number of 
entries made in the previous year, is shown in Exhibit F. 

Register of Copyrights 159 

The various articles deposited in compliance with the Articles 


copyright law which have been registered, stamped, indexed, 
and catalogued during the fiscal year amount to 203,767. 
The number of these articles in each class for the 18 fiscal 
years is shown in Exhibit G. 

The copvright act which went into force on July i, 1909, TRANSFERRED 


provides for the gradual elimination of the accumulated Books 
copyright deposits (sees. 59 and 60). During the year books 
desired for the Library to the number of 6,792 volumes 
(including 2,286 Foreign books and pamphlets) have been 
forwarded through the Order Division. These selected 
books were in addition to the "first" copies of copyright 
books sent forward as received from day to day, numbering 
12,164 f r the fiscal year. In addition, there has been trans- 
ferred upon the Librarian's order, a collection of books and 
pamphlets relating to American poetry and printed dramas 
by American authors, numbering 8,034 pieces; thus making 
a total of 26,990 books and pamphlets delivered to the 
Library from the Copyright Office during the year. 

Of musical compositions 21,406 were deposited and other articles: 

Music, maps. 

registered dunng the year, and of these 19,9^ were trans- pnn ts , photo- 

.... A n , t graphs and period 

f erred to the Music Division. All of the 1,772 maps regis- '** 
tered were placed in the Map Division. Out of the total of 
23,458 photographs, engravings, and other "pictorial illus- 
trations" entered, 8,681 were selected and forwarded to the 
Prints Division for permanent deposit. Of the 20 daily 
newspapers registered, both copies were promptly sent to 
the Periodical Division, and 909 magazines and periodicals, 
including weekly newspapers, out of the 1,181 different 
journals received, were also transferred to that division;* 
while 252 of the least important publications registered under 
the designation "periodical," have been returned during the 
year to the copyright claimants. 

The act of March 4, 1909 (sec. 59), provides for the transfer r^^ 
to other "governmental libraries" in the District of Colum- n> * 
bia "for use therein" of such copyright deposits as are not 
required by the Library of Congress, and during the present 
fiscal year 8,522 books were selected by the librarians and 
thus transferred to the libraries of the following: Depart- 

160 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

ments (Agriculture, Commerce, Navy, and Treasury); 
Bureaus (Education, Fisheries, Mines, Standards) ; Engineer 
School, Federal Trade Commission, Hygienic Laboratory, 
Internal Revenue Office, Pension Office, Soldiers' Home, 
Surgeon General's Office, and the Public Library of the 
District of Columbia. 

Return of de- Under the provisions of the act of March 4, 1909, authority 
ctoMMMte * ' ^ granted also for the return to the claimants of copyright 
of such copyright deposits as are not required by the Library 
or Copyright Office. The notice required by section 60 has 
been printed for all classes of works deposited and registered 
during the years January i, 1900, to June 30, 1909. In 
response to special requests, 102 dramatic or musical compo- 
sitions and 5,475 motion-picture films have been returned 
to the copyright claimants, and of the current deposits not 
needed by the Library of Congress the following have also 
been so returned: 10,332 "books" (pamphlets, leaflets, etc.), 
125 photographs, 17,729 prints, 2,929 contributions to peri- 
odicals, 5,915 periodicals; a total of 42,607 pieces. The 
total number of articles thus transferred during the year or 
returned to the copyright claimants amounts to more than 
one hundred and fifty thousand pieces (154,523). 

Request for j n response to inquiries during the year from the Card 
Section, the Order Division, and the Reading Room in regard 
to 470 books supposed to have been copyrighted but not 
found in the Library, it was discovered that 57 of these 
works were actually in the Library, 20 of the books had 
been deposited and were still in the Copyright Office, 100 
works were either not published, did not claim copyright, 
or for other reasons could not be deposited, and in the case 
of 135 works no answers to our letters of inquiry had been 
received up to June 30, 1915. Copies were received of 
158 works in all in response to requests made by the Copy- 
right Office during the period of 1 2 months for works pub- 
lished during recent years. 


index cards /j^ copyright registrations are indexed upon cards. 
The cards made are first used as copy for the printed cata- 
logue and after printing are added to the permanent card 

Register of Copyrights 161 

indexes of the copyright entries. The temporary cards 
made for the indexes to the printed catalogue (numbering 
87,227 during the fiscal year) have been eliminated, and 
the remaining cards (107,337 f r the fiscal year) were 
added to the permanent card indexes, now numbering 
over 2,825,000 cards. By revision and condensation 4,800 
cards were canceled and withdrawn from the indexes during 
the year. The printing of the catalogue of dramas, copy- 
righted from 1870 to 1914 (to begin after July i), will 
permit the elimination of more than 126,000 cards and to 
that extent relieve the pressure for space in the index. 

The publication of the Catalogue of Copyright Entries has Catalogue of 

, j j i_ 1 TA r Copyright Entries 

been continued, as required by law. For convenience of 
search, the volumes are made to cover the works published 
and deposited during the calendar year rather than the 
fiscal year. Five volumes of the Catalogue of Copyright 
Entries were printed for the calendar year 1914, containing 
a total of 7,742 pages of text and indexes. 

Each part of the catalogue is sold separately at a nominal Subscription 

. -' price of catalogue 

annual subscription rate within the maximum price estab- 
lished by law, as follows : 

Part I, Books, pamphlets, dramatic compositions, and 
maps (two volumes), $i ; Part II, Periodicals, 50 cents; 
Part III, Musical compositions (a very bulky volume), $i; 
Part IV, Prints, including chromos and lithographs, photo- 
graphs, motion pictures, and the descriptions of original 
works of art paintings, drawings, and sculpture 50 cents. 
The price for the entire catalogue for the year is $3. The 
subscriptions, by express provisions of the copyright act, 
are required to be paid to the Superintendent of Docu- 
ments (Office of the Public Printer, Washington, D. C.), 
and all subscriptions must be for the complete year for 
each part desired. 

The judicial decisions rendered during the year 1913- 
1914, construing the copyright act of March 4, 1909 (hith- 
erto printed as addenda to the annual report of the Register 
of Copyrights), were printed as a separate bulletin of the 
Copyright Office. (Bulletin No. 17. Washington, Govern- 
ment printing office, 1915. 105 pp. 8.) 

162 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

information dr- The following Presidential Proclamations relating to 
Copyright were printed and distributed during the year: 

The Proclamation of January i, 1915, extending to 
British authors the benefits of section i (e) of the copy- 
right act of 1909, relating to the mechanical reproduction 
of music, together with the proclamation by the President 
of the British Order in Council, dated February 3, 1915, 
providing for the protection in Great Britian of unpublished 
works by citizens of the United States (Information Cir- 
cular, No. 53); and the proclamation of May i, 1915, ex- 
tending the benefits of section i (e) of the Copyright Act 
to the subjects of Italy (Information Circular, No. 54). 

Catalogue of The copyright law authorizes the printing at intervals of 

copyrighted dra- 
mas. 1870-1914 general catalogues to cover each class of copyright entries. 

With this in view, the Copyright Office record books have 
been carefully examined and verified from the earliest 
volume of entries made under the direction of the Librarian 
of Congress in 1870, and all registrations for dramatic com- 
positions have been reindexed and a complete catalogue 
compiled of dramas copyrighted from July, 1870, to De- 
cember 31, 1914. This includes more than 56,000 titles, 
and has been supplied with a careful index of the names of 
the copyright proprietors, authors, joint authors, editors, 
translators, etc. (approximately 70,000 references). The 
manuscript copy for this catalogue was completed in Feb- 
ruary last, and the printing of the work will begin as soon 
as the appropriations for the new fiscal year are available on 
July i. Considerable interest has been expressed in this 
compilation, and it is believed that it will be found useful 
and of exceptional interest. Its printing should release 
the office from making searches in the case of many in- 
quiries received concerning entries included in the work, 
and will also enable the office to eliminate this large accu- 
mulation of cards from the manuscript index. 

Register of Copyrights 163 


Balance on hand July i , I9 i 4 $8, 332. 12 

Gross receipts July i, 1914, to June 30, 1915. 115,594. 55 

Total to be accounted for 123, 926. 67 

Refunded 2, 746. 57 

Balance to be accounted for $121, 180. 10 

Applied as earned fees in, 922. 75 

Balance carried over to July i, 1915: 

Trust funds $7, 651. 61 

Unfinished business July i, 
1897, to June 30, 1915, 18 
years 1,605.74 

9, 2 57- 35 

121, 180. 10 

Total fees earned and paid into the Treasury during the 

18 years from July i, 1897, to June 30, 1915 i, 536, 789. 30 

Total unfinished business for 18 years i, 605. 74 

Total fees for registrations recorded $109, 806. 50 

Fees for certified copies of record, at 50 cents 

each 507. oo 

Fees for recording assignments i, 195. oo 

Searches made and charged for at the rate 
of 50 cents for each hour of time consumed. 255. oo 

Notices of user recorded (Music) 126. 25 

Indexing transfers of proprietorship 33. oo 

2, 116. 25 

Total fees for fiscal year 1914-15 in, 922. 75 


Fees for registrations, including certificates, Fees 

at $i each $104, 420. oo 

Fees for registrations of photographs without 

certificates, at 50 cents each 4, 723. 50 

Fees for registrations of renewals, at 50 cents 

each 663. oo 


Number of registrations 113, 867 Entries 

Number of renewals recorded 1,326 

Total number of entries recorded 115, 193 

Number of certified copies of record i, 014 

Number of assignments recorded or copied 895 

1 64 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

Correspondence Xhe greater part of the business of the Copyright Office 
is done by correspondence and there is a steady increase 
from year to year in the mail matter received and dis- 
patched. The total letters and parcels received during 
the fiscal year numbered 147,538, while the letters, certifi- 
cates, parcels, etc., dispatched numbered 149,461. Letters 
received transmitting remittances numbered 44,221, includ- 
ing money orders to the number of 30,420. During the 
last 1 8 fiscal years the money orders received numbered 
nearly half a million (472,828). 

(a) Current work 

Condition of cur- At this date (July 7, 1915) the remittances received up 
to the third mail of the day have been recorded. The 
account books of the bookkeeping division are written up 
and posted to June 30, and the accounts rendered to the 
Treasury Department are settled up to and including the 
month of June, while earned fees to June 30, inclusive, have 
been paid into the Treasury. 

All copyright applications received up to and including 
June 30 have been passed upon and refunds made. The 
unfinished business amounted on June 30, 1915, to $1,605.74. 
Of this sum, however, more than $1,000 represented business 
for the fiscal year, held awaiting answers to letters from 
the Copyright Office in regard to informalities, etc., and 
not over $600 represented the total unfinished business for 
the previous 18 years from July i, 1897. 

At the close of business on July 7, 1915, of the works 
deposited for copyright registration up to and including 
June 30 all had been recorded except 43 registrations in 
Class A and 70 in Class B. There remained to be indexed: 
Class A, Books, 843; Class D, Dramas, 48; Class E, Music, 
804; Class G, Fine Arts, 65; Class J, Photographs, 247. 

(6) Deposits received prior to July i, 1897 

Deposits prior to During the fiscal year 1914-15 about 2,842 articles received 
prior to July i, 1897, were handled in the work of credit- 
ing such matter to the proper entries. Of these articles 

Register of Copyrights 165 

1,141 pieces (including 470 pamphlets and leaflets, 628 
periodical contributions, and 43 miscellaneous articles) 
were credited to their respective entries and properly 
filed. Entries were found for 1,100 more pamphlets, etc., 
and they have been arranged for crediting. Careful search 
was made in the case of 300 other pamphlets, etc., but no 
corresponding entries were found. In addition, about 
15,150 printed titles filed prior to July 8, 1870, have been 
arranged by classes (Books, Music, Prints, Labels, etc.) 
to facilitate examination. The examination of this old 
material becomes proportionately slow and its identifica- 
tion more difficult as the remaining material presents 
fewer clues under which search can be made for possible 
entries. Meantime the pressure of the current copyright 
business has been so great as to oblige the transfer, from 
time to time, of the clerks from work upon the old unfinished 
material to the current work. 

(c) Branch Office at San Francisco 
As noted in my last year's report, the act approved Copyright 

A Branch Office, 

September 18, 1913, provided for the protection of foreign p anama . Pacific 
exhibitors at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition E * />0f " lon 
and for the establishment of a branch copyright office at 
San Francisco. The preparations for this special work 
were duly made, but up to June 30, 1915, no applica- 
tions for copyright certificates had been received, and hence 
no registrations have been made. It is still possible that 
requests for the registration authorized by the act may yet 
be received. 

The temporary transfer of Mr. Ernest Bruncken, Assistant 
Register of Copyrights, to the newly organized Legislative 
Reference Division of the Library of Congress, from Decem- 
ber 7, 1914, to June 30, 1915, gave opportunity to recognize 
the long and valuable service rendered by Mr. Arthur 
Crisfield as Chief of the Application Division of the Copy- 
right Office. Mr. Crisfield was temporarily promoted to 
the position of Assistant Register during Mr. Bruncken's 

1 66 Report of the Librarian of Congress 


/. Legislation 

. R. 1*524 No copyright legislation was enacted during the fiscal year. 
The record of proposed amendment of the copyright law is 
as follows : 

On August 25, 1914, Mr. Charles B. Smith, of New York, 
introduced in the House of Representatives a bill * to 
amend the existing law to include as subject matter of 
copyright "any check, voucher, certificate, or other business 
form entirely or partly printed." It is identical with the bill 
introduced on January 30, 1904, by Mr. Bartholdt, the 
text of which was printed in the Report of the Librarian of 
Congress for 1903-4, pages 146-147. 

. R.2o6o5 on January 8, 1915, a bill 2 was introduced in the House of 
Representatives ("by request") by Mr. Oldfield to amend 
sections 21 and 31 of the Copyright Act of March 4, 1909, 
to increase the ad interim term of protection for English 
books, before publication of an American edition must take 
place, from 30 days to 90 days, and to prohibit the importa- 
tion now permitted of one copy for private use of individual 
readers or for libraries, except with the consent of the 
American publisher. The full text of the bill is printed on 
page 189 of this report. 

BWH.R.2TI37 On January 23, 1915, Mr. Oldfield, Chairman of the House 
Committee on Patents, reintroduced, in a modified text, 
the bill (H. R. 16238) originally introduced by Mr. Levy. 
Public hearings by the Committee on Patents were held 
on the Levy bill on May 2/-June 30 and September 16, 
I9i4. 3 The bill (H. R. 21137)* proposes to amend the 

1 1914 (Aug. 25). A bill to amend title 60, chapter 3, of the Revised Statutes of the 
United States of America, relating to copyrights. Presented by Mr. Smith of New York . 
H. R. bill No. 18524. Printed, 4 pp. 4. [Referred to the Committee on Patents.] 

* I 9 I 5 (Jan. 8). A bill to amend sections 21 and 31 of the act entitled "An act to amend 
and consolidate the acts respecting copyright," approved Mar. 4, 1909. Presented by 
Mr. Oldfield. H. R. bill No. 20695. Printed, 4 pp. 4. [Referred to the Committee on 

* "Secondary meaning" right attaching after expiration of copyright. Hearing before 
the Committee on Patents, House of Representatives, 63d Cong., 2d sess., May 27- 
June 30, 1914 [and September 16, 1914]. 8. Washington, Government printing office, 
1915. 136 p. + i 1.+I37-I78 pp. 

4 I 9 I S (Jan. 23). A bill to amend section 23 of the act entitled "An act to amend and 
consolidate the acts respecting copyright," approved Mar. 4, 1909. Presented by Mr. 
Oldfield. H. R. bill No. 11137. Printed, 2 pp. 4. [Referred to the Committee on 

Register of Copyrights 167 

Copyright Act by adding the following paragraph to sec- 
tion 23 : 

" Upon the expiration of the copyright of a book, or the renewal 
thereof should the same be renewed, there shall exist no superior rights 
of any nature whatsoever in the publisher or former proprietor thereof 
to the matter which has been the subject of copyright or to the name 
or title thereof, but both the matter which has been the subject of 
copyright and its name or title shall fall into the public domain and 
thereafter be forever free to the unrestricted use of the public." 

On January 25, Mr. Oldfield, from the Committee on No " 4 
Patents, submitted a report 1 to accompany bill H. R. 21137, 
with the recommendation '-'that the bill do pass." This 
report is as follows : 

"It has come to the knowledge of the committee that publishers 
throughout the United States, after the expiration of 56 years of copy- 
right monopoly, have claimed and exercised and seek to perpetually 
exercise, under the interpretation of the law by the Federal courts, a 
"secondary meaning" right which, it is claimed, during the period of 
copyright protection attached to their publications by no other circum- 
stance than from long-continued advertising of their respective works. 
The result is that publishers of matter on which the copyright has 
long since expired are enabled to perpetuate the monopoly originally 
granted them under the copyright law, thus suppressing competition, 
preventing the expansion of the field of industry in the printing and 
allied trades, and adversely affecting educational conditions through- 
out the country by compelling the public to pay arbitrary prices for 
the standard textbooks and other works essential in the dissemination 
of knowledge. In the opinion of the committee, this condition should 
not exist." 

On February 15, 1915, on motion of Mr. Martin A. Mor- 
rison, a member of the House Committee on Patents, the 
bill was stricken from the House Calendar. 

In my last year's report attention was called to the three 
bills which had been introduced to establish a federal 
motion-picture censorship commission. One of these (H. 
R. I4895) 2 , presented by Mr. Hughes of Georgia, on March 

1 1915 (Jan. 25). Amendment of the laws relating to copyrights. Mr. Oldfield, from 
the Committee on Patents, submitted the following report (to accompany H. R. 21137). 
6sd Cong., jd sess. H. R. Rept. No. 1314. Printed, i p. 8. 

2 Feb. 16, 1915. A bill to create a new division of the Bureau of Education, to be 
known as the Federal motion-picture commission, and defining its powers and duties. 
Reported by Mr. Hughes of Georgia. H. R. Bill No. 14895. Printed, 4 pp. 4. [Com- 
mitted to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to 
be printed. 1 

9434 IS 12 

1 68 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

21, 1914, was favorably reported by Mr. Hughes from the 
Committee on Education on February 16 1915 (H. Rept. 
No. 141 1). 1 The report states that: 

The bill which this report accompanies provides for the appointment 
by the President of five commissioners, and a supplementary force of 
advisory commissioners and deputy commissioners to be appointed 
by the commission. The commission is required to license all films 
intended for interstate commerce or which are to be offered for copy- 
right "unless it finds that such film is obscene, indecent, immoral, 
inhuman, or depicts a bull fight or a prize fight, or is of such a character 
that its exhibition would tend to impair the health or corrupt the morals 
of children or adults or incite to crime. ' ' 

It is further provided that a film not having been licensed by the 
commission shall not be transported in interstate commerce and shall 
not be granted a copyright. 

Section 9 of the bill provides: 

"That no copyright shall be issued for any film which has not previ- 
ously received the certificate and seal of this commission." 

BUIH. R. 15902 f^ bin providing for the public printing which passed the 
House of Representatives on December 9, 1914, contains a 
provision to the effect that "No Government publication 
nor any portion thereof shall be copyrighted" (sec. 44, 
par. 3); and the term "Government publication" as used 
in the act it is declared "shall be held to mean and include 
all publications printed at Government expense or pub- 
lished or distributed by authority of Congress." The text 
of the House act was reported by Mr. Fletcher from the 
Senate Committee on Printing "with amendments" on 
January 13, 1915, and was ordered to be printed. No final 
action was taken before adjournment. 

II. International Copyright Relations 
Pan- American f ne Convention on Literary and Artistic Copyright, 

Copyright Con- 
vention, 1910 signed at Buenos Aires on August n, 1910, by the United 

States and 19 Central and South American States, was pro- 
claimed by the President on July 13, 1914, as effective be- 

1 1915 (Feb. 16). Federal motion-picture commission. Mr. Hughes of Georgia, from 
the Committee on Education, submitted the following report (to accompany H. R. 
14895)- 63d Cong., jd sess. H. R. Rept. No. 1411. Printed. 3 pp. 8. 

Register of Copyrights 169 

tween the United States and the Dominican Republic, 
Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. 
We are also officially informed by the Department of State 
that the Government of Bolivia has announced through 
diplomatic channels the adhesion of that country to the 
Copyright Convention of 1910. 

The full text of this important document, the first general 
international copyright treaty agreed to by the United 
States, is printed on pages 197-200 of this report. 

By the British Order in Council signed on February 3,1915, Great Britain: 

Order in Council. 

for the purpose of providing "protection within the British Feb. 3, wi 
dominions for the unpublished works of citizens of the 
United States," it was ordered that the British Copyright 
Act of 1911, should apply: 

" (a) To literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works the 
authors whereof were at the time of the making of the work 
citizens of the United States of America, in like manner as 
if the authors had been British subjects. 

(6) In respect of residence in the United States of America, 
in like manner as if such residence had been residence in the 
parts of His Majesty's dominions to which the said act 

The order was declared to be effective from January i, 
1915, but not to apply to Canada, Newfoundland, Australia, 
New Zealand, or South Africa, and with the express provision 
that the enjoyment of the rights conferred by the order 
"shall be subject to the accomplishment of the conditions 
and formalities prescribed by the law of the United States," 
and that the term of copyright protection in Great Britain 
"shall not exceed that conferred by the law of the United 
States. " The full text of the order is printed , pages 191-192. 

This Order in Council was made upon the understanding Presidential 

Proclamations un- 

that a proclamation by the President would be issued ex- der sec. /().- Great 
tending to the subjects of Great Britain the benefits of 
section i (e) of the Copyright Act to secure copyright con- 

1 70 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

trolling the parts of instruments serving to reproduce me- 
chanically the musical work, and such proclamation was 
issued on January i, 1915, in behalf of "the subjects of 
Great Britain and the British dominions, colonies and 
possessions with the exception of Canada, Australia, New 
Zealand, South Africa, and Newfoundland." 

tMy A similar proclamation by the President was issued on 

May i, 1915, declaring that the subjects of Italy are entitled 
to all the benefits of section i (e) including such control of 
the mechanical reproduction of music. These proclama- 
tions are printed on pages 195-196 of this report. 

Countries under Presidential proclamations have now been issued under 

fee. i (e) 

various dates extending the benefits of section i (e) to the 
following countries: December 10, 1910, Germany; June 14, 
1911, Belgium, Luxemburg, Norway; November 27, 1911, 
Cuba; October 15, 1912, Hungary; January i, 1915, Great 
Britain and the British dominions, with the exception of 
Canada, Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand, and South 
Africa; May i, 1915, Italy. 
Respectfully submitted 


Register of Copyrights 

Librarian of Congress 

Register of Copyrights 


EXHIBIT A Statement of gross receipts, refunds, net receipts, and fees 
applied for fiscal year ending June 30, 1915 


Gross cash 


Net re- 

Fees ap- 


$244. 68 

$8, 977. 40 


7,499. 81 


9, 248. 78 

8, 249. oo 


n, 209. 20 


8, 159. 58 

218. 65 

8, 686. 55 




9, 390. 80 





8,815. 26 


8,827. 21 



111,922. 75 

Balance brought forward from June 30, 1914 

Net receipts July i, 1914, to June 30, 1915: 

Gross receipts $115, 594- 55 

Less amount refunded 2, 746. 57 

Total to be accounted for 

Copyright fees applied July i, 1914, to June 30, 1915 111,922.75 

Balance carried forward to July i, 1915: 

Trust funds 7,651.61 

Unfinished business 1,605. 74 

$8,332. 12 

121,180. 10 


172 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

EXHIBIT B Statement of fees paid into Treasury 








Jan. 4 







Feb. i 




Sept. 5 . ... 


8 .... 




Oct. 5 . .- 















6 .... 

Dec. 5 




2,000- oo 

i, 700- oo 



2, TOO. OO 

June i 




I, 200.00 

2j 7OO. OO 




2, 5OO.OO 

July 6 


I, 780.65 


111,922. 75 

Register of Copyrights 

EXHIBIT C Record of applied fees 



ber of 
ing cer- 

Fees at $i 

ber of 
no cer- 

Fees at 
50 cents 

ber of 

at 50 

ber of 

Total fees 
for regis- 


10, 594 

7.- 785 
8, 88 1 

7, 534. oo 
7, 754. oo 
10, 594. oo 
8, 182. oo 
8, 769. oo 

9, 989. oo 
8, 034. oo 
9, 245. oo 



365- 50 

343- 50 
357- 50 
303- 50 

SI4- 50 
350- 50 







10, 363 
10, 216 

$8, 843. oo 

8, 122.00 

10, 994. 50 

10, 676. 50 
8, 164. oo 
9. 797- oo 
9, 277. 50 
8, 487. oo 
9. 730. 50 













104, 420 

104, 420- oo 


4. 723- 50 



1 15. 193 

109,806. 50 


Copies of record 





Assignments and 


<S y 




Notice of user in re 



o u 

c s 
- s 



Indexing transfers 
of proprietor 








Search fees 

Total applied fees 





























1. 80 

1. 60 
4. 10 

16. oo 
6. oo 

16. oo 

16. oo 
60. oo 

$8, 977. 40 
8, 020. 95 
8, 249. oo 
n, 209. 20 
9, 390. 80 

10, 819. 95 
8, 270. 65 
10,022. 10 
9. 554- 35 
9, 980. 65 

September . . 















1, 195.00 


126. 25 




111,922. 75 

1 74 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

EXHIBIT D Copyright business (monthly comparison). Annual report 
for the fiscal year from July I, 1914, to June 30, 1915 



Gross receipts 






9, 248. 78 

$297- 58 


371- 75 
355- 65 


$2^235. 25 



8, 159. 58 

2, 268. 41 







9,602. 52 

I,O52. 22 


461. 14 







Business executed 






$i, 266. 70 
956- 45 

$345- 28 
415- is 
361. 18 

382. 16 
383- 87 



8, 249. oo 
n, 209. 20 

10, 819. 95 


2,90O. 20 



nprpmhpr ..... 



2, 549- 30 




467- 75 
813. 20 



9, 980. 65 

239- 50 


Register of Copyrights 


EXHIBIT D Copyright business (monthly comparison). Annual report 
for the fiscal year from July I, 1914, to June 30, 1915 Continued 

AGES, ETC. Continued 


Number of registrations 









i, 218 




















EXHIBIT E Statement of gross cash receipts, business executed, number of 
registrations, etc., for 18 fiscal years, 1897-98, 1898-99, 1899-1900, 
1900-1901, 1901-2, 1902-3, 1903-4, 1904-5, 1905-6, 1906-7, 1907-8, 
1908-9, 1909-10, 1910-11, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14, and 1914-15 










$5, 156.87 

$5,382. 28 





5,864. 68 

4, 880. 60 

4, 504. 56 

September. . 


4, 714. 82 





October .... 

5>556. 21 

5) 149- 07 

5. 583- 59 




November. . 


4, 788. 30 



5,019. 10 


December . . 



6, 728.06 

7. 332- 53 

7, 201.64 


January. . . . 

6, 074. 03 




7, 604. 08 


February . . . 

4, 606- 92 


5. 523-47 



5, 360. 48 


5, 138- 78 



6, 049. 07 



6, 086. 82 




5,821. 58 



64, 185. 65 



68, 405. 08 

71; 533- 91 

I 7 6 

Report of the Librarian of Congress 

EXHIBIT E Statement of gross cash receipts, business executed, number 
of registrations , etc., for 18 fiscal years, etc. Continued 










$5, 380. 97 

$5, 54- 3 

$5. 779- 98 

$6, 469. 68 

$6, 772- 43 

$6, 498. 83 


4, 958. 30 

5, 770. 70 



7, 179. 19 

6, 193. 68 

September. . 



6, 405. 60 

6, 137- 15 

6, 605. 38 

6, 606. 26 

October .... 


6, 704. 89 


6, 786. 13 



November . . 


6, 056. 79 


6, 920. 64 


6, 546. 78 

December . . 




7, 856. 74 

7, 386. 04 



7, 502. 53 

8, 946. 60 


10, 992. 30 

9, 260. 75 

10, 192. 88 

February.. . 

6, 185. 14 

6, 029. 62 

6, 259. 18 




March . . 

6, 567. 73 

7,311. 90 

6, 965. 43 

7, 662. 29 

7, 048. 94 

7, 894. 60 

April . . 



6, 954. 68 

7, 524. 81 

7, 460. 41 

7, 360. 88 


6, 540. 88 

6, 531. 99 


8, 173. 59 

6, 334- 10 

6, 522. 35 


6, 303. 27 

6, 192. 29 

6, 957. 45 

6, 940. 10 

6, 766- 25 

6, 786. 04 



80, 440. 56 



85, 042. 03 










$8, 244. 05 

$7, 660. 44 


$8, 708. 99 


$10, 026. 27 






9, 285. 63 

7, 791- 02 



8, 800. 67 

9, 256. 83 



9, 248. 78 

October .... 

9. 635. 19 

9, 288. 51 

10, 579- 96 

9, 075. 46 

10, 152. 05 


November. . 

9, 166- 19 

8, 636. oo 




8, 159- 58 

December . . 







January. . . . 

12, 198-02 


13, 655- 73 



11,964. 50 

February. . . 

8, 450. 90 

9,096- 69 

10, 204. 08 


9, 349- 33 

8, 550- 30 




9, 869. 01 

ib, 163. 76 




9, 185. 51 

9, 122. 67 

10, 007. 36 

9. 975- *5 

9, 621. 01 

9, 141. 38 


8,410. 45 

9, 036. 88 

9. *34- ?6 

8, 762. 26 

9, 675. 29 

9, 073. 72 


9? 47*- 95 

9, 136- 69 


9, 304. 91 

9, 728. 69 

9, 523- 62 



113,661. 52 

120, 149. 51 




Register of Copyrights 


EXHIBIT E Statement of gross cash receipts, business executed, number 
of registrations , etc., for 18 fiscal years, etc. Continued 










$4, 724. 50 

$4, 789. 50 

$5, 115.00 

$4, 886. 50 

$4, 781.00 

November. . 
December . . 
January. . . . 
February. . . 

4, 296. oo 
4, 559- 5 
5, 262.00 
6, 224. 50 
4, 202- oo 
4, 865. oo 

4, 266. 50 
4, 744. oo 
4, 269. 50 
6, 192. 50 
4, 505. 50 
5,312.50 . 

4, 709. 50 
4, 810. 50 
5, .183. oo 
8, ooo. 50 

4, 738. oo 
4, 500. 50 
6, 410. 50 
4, 546. 50 

4, 828. oo 
5, 175- SO 
6, 176. 50 
7, 765. oo 
4, 269. oo 
5, 271. 50 

4, 599. oo 
7, 228. 50 
8, 107. oo 
5, 159. oo 



5, 074- 50 


4, 339. 50 


5,369. 50 

5,023. 50 


5, 784. 50 
















November. . 
December . . 
January. . . . 
February. . . 
March . 

5 , 406. oo 
5. 945- S 
5, 250. 50 
8, 1 20. 50 
6,001. 50 

5, 707- 50 
6, 760. oo 
5, 544- 50 

5, 734- 50 
5, 802. oo 

i, 458. oo 
6, 076. 50 

5, 584. 50 
6, 865. 50 
6,420. 50 
10, 590. oo 
6, 190. oo 

6, 820- oo 
6, 682. oo 
6, 181.00 
6, 889. oo 
9, 247- 50 
6, 203. 50 

6, 408. 50 
7, 188. 50 
10, 206. oo 
6, 693. 50 


May . . . 

7, 883. 50 

6, 186- oo 

June. . 

Total . 


78, 058. oo 

80, 198. oo 

84, 685. oo 











October .... 
November. . 
December . . 
January. . . . 
February. .. 

7, 707. 90 
8,523. 10 
9, 584- 9 
10, 066. 40 
8, 138. 80 
10, 146. 85 

9, 050. 40 
9, 293- 85 
9, 665. 65 


10, 796. 65 

IO,959. 20 

9, 698. 85 
9, 502. 25 

8, 679. 70 
9, 57- 65 
10, 294. 75 
9, "5- 75 
9, 407- 95 
11,713. 10 
10, 307. 45 

9, 164. 55 
10, 182. 50 

8, 249. oo 
11,209. 20 
8, 686. 55 
9, 390. 80 
10, 819. 95 
8, 270.65 
10,022. 10 


8, 267. 45 

8, 778.85 







9, 274- 10 

10, 244. 10 

9, 980. 65 


104, 644. 95 






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EXHIBIT E Statement of gross cash receipts, business executed, number 
of registrations , etc., for 18 fiscal years, etc. Continued 









July . 



November. . 
December . . 
January .... 
February. . . 
March .... 

6, 106 

9, 220 







10, 792 













75, 545 















8, 241 


September. . 
November. . 
December . . 
January. . . . 
February. . . 

10, 248 

12, 546 

10, 879 

10, 936 


10, 163 
















8, 702 




103, 130 





I 20, 131 












September. . 
November. . 
December . . 
January .... 
February.. . 

10, 481 

10, 476 


10, 587 
10. 463 

10, 245 
IO, 979 













IO, 482 









Register of Copyrights 


EXHIBIT E Statement of gross cash receipts, business executed, number 
of registrations, etc., for 18 fiscal years, etc. Continued 







1898-99 " 


6, 886. 68 







87, 085. 53 


113,662. 83 


113,661. 52 



118,968. 26 





1,608,361. 55 


Yearly fees 




$55,926. 50 






68, 874. 50 





84, 685. oo 




83,816. 75 

190910 * 


1911-12 '. 





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EXHIBIT E Statement of gross cash receipts, business executed, number 
of registrations, etc., for 18 fiscal years, etc. Continued 



Number of 





go, 968 






















EXHIBIT F Table of registrations made during fiscal years i go 1-2, 
1902-3, 1903-4, 1904-5, 1905-6, 1906-7, 1907-8, 1908-9, 1909-10, 
1910-11, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14, and 1914-15, arranged by classes 





Class A. Books: 
(a) Books ( vols. ) and pamphlets 


(6) Booklets, leaflets, circulars, cards 
(cy Newspaper and magazine articles 










Class B. Periodicals (numbers) 

Class C. Musical compositions. . 

Class D. Dramatic compositions .... 

I, 60S 

Class E. Maps and charts 

I, 708 


Class F. Engravings, cuts, and prints 
Class G. Chromos and lithographs 





Class H. Photographs 

Class I. Fine arts: Paintings, drawings, and 



Grand total 

Register of Copyrights 


EXHIBIT F Table of registrations made during fiscal years 1901-2, 
1902-3, 1903-4, 1904-5, 1905-6, 1006-7, 1907-8, 1908-9, 1909-10, 
1910-11, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14, and 1914-15, arranged by classes 





Class A. Books: 
(a) Books (vols.) and pamphlets 

(6) Booklets "leaflets, circulars, cards. . . . 


(c) Newspaper and magazine articles .... 


Class B Periodicals (numbers) 

Class D Dramatic compositions 

I; 879 


Class E Maps and charts 


Class F. Engravings, cuts, and prints 
Class G Chromos and lithographs 

10, 946 


io, 863 



Class I. Fine arts: Paintings, drawings, and 




Grand total 

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EXHIBIT F Table of registrations made during fiscal years 1901-2, 
1902-3, 1903-4, 1904-5, 1905-6, 1906-7, 1907-8, 1908-9, 1909-10, 
1910-11, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14, and 1914-15, arranged by classes 







Class A. Books (including pamph- 
lets, leaflets, and contri- 
butions to periodicals): 
(a) Printed in the United States 
(6) Printed abroad in a foreign 
language . . . 

23) I IS 

24, 84O 

26, 540 

26, 784 


29, 704 

(c) English books registered for 
ad interim copyright 








Class B. Periodicals (numbers) 
Class C. I/ectures, sermons, ad- 



1 06 



24) 134 


Class D. Dramatic or dramatico- 
musical compositions. . . . 
Class E. Musical compositions 
Class F. Maps 


3; 4IS 
25> 525 

26, 777 

2, 158 

3> 7o 
26, 292 

28, 493 

3; 797 

Class G. Works of art; models or de- 



Class H. Reproductions of works of 

Class I. Drawings or plastic works 
of a scientific or technical 

Class J. Photographs 

12, 778 

Class K. Prints and pictorial illus- 
trations . . 

Class L. Motion-picture photoplays 


Class M. Motion pictures not photo- 





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EXHIBIT G Table of articles deposited during 12 fiscal years, 1897-98, 
1898-99, 1899-1900, 1900-1901, 1901-2, 1902-3, 1903-4, 1904-5, 
1905-6, 1906-7, 1907-8, ioo8-o l 






i. Books: 
(a) Books proper 

Si 575 
I3> 726 



14, 147 
16, 505 
3, 503 

17, 702 


19, 573 
21, 295 

(6) Volumes, circulars, leaflets, etc. . . . 
(c) Newspaper and magazine articles. . 

Two copies of each article were received . . 
9. Photographs with titles of works of art 








139, 830 

159, 7M 

166, 778 

Grand total 


120, 143 


162, 283 

169, 726 





i. Books: 
(a) Books proper 

9 86 


21, 203 
1,547 . 

2, 167 
14, 258 


22, 984 


10, 239 
16, 210 

(6) Volumes, circulars, leaflets, etc 
(c) Newspaper and magazine articles . . 

4. Musical compositions 

6. Engravings, cuts, and prints 

8. Photographs 

Two copies of each article were received. . . 
9. Photographs with titles of works of art for 
identification , one copy each 



101, 719 



180, 930 


207, 642 

Grand total 


184, 799 

207, 424 


1 For continuation, 1909-1915, see pages 185-186. 
9434 15 13 

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EXHIBIT G Table of articles deposited during 12 fiscal years, 1897-98, 
1898-99, 1899-1900, 1900-1901, 1901-2, 1902-3, 1903-4, 
1905-6, 1906-7, 1907-8, and 1908-9 Continued 





i. Books: 
(a) Books proper 

(6) Volumes, circulars, leaflets, etc 
(c) Newspaper and magazine articles . . 
2. Dramatic compositions 


25, 363 



3. Periodicals (numbers) 

22, 288 

4. Musical compositions 

5. Maps and charts. 



19, 786 

6. Engravings, cuts, and prints 
7. Chromos and lithographs... . 



10, 137 


86, 205 

8. Photographs 

ga. Miscellaneous (unclassified articles). 






Two copies of each article were received .... 
Foreign books received under act of Mar. 



I, 146 


9. Photographs with titles of works of art for 
identification, one copy each 

Grand total 


221, 722 


2, 153,919 

Register of Copyrights 


EXHIBIT G Table of articles deposited during 1909-10, 1910-11, 1911-12, 
1912-13, 1913-14, and 1914-15, with total deposits in each class for 18 
fiscal years, 1897-98, 1898-99, 1899-1900, 1900-1901, 1901-2, 1902-3, 
1903-4, 1904-5, 1905-6, 1906-7, 1907-8, 1908-9, 1909-10, 1910-11, 
1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14, and 1914-15 




i. Books: 
(a) Printed in the United States: 



19, 650 

Contributions to newspapers and peri- 

3> ISO 

I S> 79 

5, 705 

(6) Printed abroad in a foreign language 
English works registered for ad interim copy- 

4 5, 832 

3, 181 


48, 699 

2. Periodicals 

49, 027 

49, 087 
46, 780 

53 948 

3. Lectures, sermons, etc 

4. Dramatic or dramatico-musical compositions 


5. Musical compositions 

6. Maps 


7. Works of art' models or designs 


8. Reproductions of works of art 

9. Drawings or plastic works of a scientific or technical 

10. Photographs 


ii. Prints and pictorial illustrations 


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EXHIBIT G Table of articles deposited during 1909-10, 1910-11, 1911-12, 
1912-13, 1913-14, and 1914-15 Continued 





i. Books: 
(a) Printed in the United States: 
Pamphlets, leaflets, etc 
Contributions to newspapers and peri- 

19, 952 

22, 184 

20, 266 


20, 296 




(6) Printed abroad in a foreign language 
English works registered for ad interim 




2. Periodicals 

S3; 122 



847> 733 

3. Lectures, sermons, etc ... 


4. Dramatic or dramatico-musical compositions. . . 
5. "Musjral rotnpnsiHotis 





6. Maps 

3; 980 

7. Works of art; models or designs 



8. Reproductions of works of art 



8a. Chromes and li thographs 

48, 712 

9. Drawings or plastic works of a scientific or 
technical character 



10. Photographs 

ii. Prints and pictorial illustrations 


12. Motion-picture photoplays 


13. Motion p'"' es not photoplays .' 



14. Miscellaneous (unclassified articles) : 


15. Foreign books received under act of Mar. 3, 1905. 


Addenda to the Report of the Register of Copyrights, 1914-15 


I. Copyright bill, H. R. 20695, pages 189-190. 
II. British Order in Council, February 3, 1915, pages 191-192. 

III. Presidential Copyright Proclamations under section i (e): 

(a) Great Britain, January i, 1915, pages 193-194. 
(6) Italy, May i, 1915, pages 195-196. 

IV. Convention on Literary and Artistic Copyright, signed Buenos 

Aires, Angust n, 1910; proclaimed by United States July 13, 
1914, pages 197-200. 


Addendum I 

[H. R. 20695. I n th e House of Representatives. January 8, 1915] 

Mr. OLDFIELD (by request) introduced the following bill ; which was 
referred to the Committee on Patents and ordered to be printed. 

A BILL To amend sections twenty-one and thirty-one of the Act entitled "An Act 
to amend and consolidate the Acts respecting copyright," approved March fourth, 
nineteen hundred and nine. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled, That section twenty-one of the 
Act entitled "An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts respecting 
copyright," approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, be 
amended to read as follows: 

" SEC. 21. That in the case of a book published abroad in the English 
language before publication in this country the deposit in the copyright 
office, not later than thirty days after its publication abroad-, of one 
complete copy of the foreign edition, with a request for the reservation 
of the copyright and a statement of the name and nationality of the 
author and of the'copyright proprietor and of the date of the publication 
of the said book, shall secure to the author or proprietor an ad interim 
copyright, which shall have all the force and effect given to copyright 
by this Act and shall endure until the expiration of ninety days after 
such deposit in the copyright office." 

SEC. 2. That section thirty-one of the said Act entitled "An Act to 
amend and consolidate the Acts respecting copyright, " approved March 
fourth, nineteen hundred and nine, be amended to read as follows: 

"SEC. 31. That during the existence of the American copyright in 
any book the importation into the United States of any piratical copies 
thereof, or of any copies thereof (although authorized by the author 
or proprietor) which have not been produced in accordance with the 
manufacturing provisions specified in section fifteen of this Act, or any 
plates of the same not made from type set within the limits of the United 
States, or any copies thereof produced by lithographic or photoengrav- 
ing process not performed within the limits of the United States in 
accordance with the provisions of section fifteen of this Act, shall be, 
and is hereby, prohibited : Provided, however, That, except as regards 
piratical copies, such prohibition shall not apply 

"(a) To works in raised characters for the use of the blind; 

" (b) To a foreign newspaper or magazine, although containing matter 
copyrighted in the United States, printed or reprinted by authority of 
the copyright proprietor, unless such newspaper or magazine contains 


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also copyright matter printed or reprinted without such authorization; 

"(c) To the authorized edition of a book in a foreign language or 
languages of which only a translation into English has been copyrighted 
in this country; 

"(d) To any book published abroad with the authorization of the 
author or copyright proprietor when imported under the circumstances 
stated in one of the four subdivisions following, that is to say: 

"First. When imported, with the consent of the proprietor of the 
American copyright or his representative, not more than one copy at a 
time, for individual use and not for sale; but such privilege of impor- 
tation shall not extend to a foreign reprint of a book by an American 
author copyrighted in the United States; 

"Second. When imported by the authority or for the use of the 
United States; 

"Third. When imported, with the consent of the proprietor of the 
American copyright or his representative, for use and not for sale, not 
more than one copy of any such book in any one invoice, in good faith, 
by or for any society or institution incorporated for educational , literary, 
philosophical, scientific, or religious purposes, or for the encouragement 
of the fine arts, or for any college, academy, school, or seminary of learn- 
ing, t>r for any State, school, college, university, or free public library 
in the United States; 

" Fourth. When such books form parts of libraries or collections pur- 
chased en bloc for the use of societies, institutions, or libraries desig- 
nated in the foregoing paragraph, or form parts of the libraries or per- 
sonal baggage belonging to persons or families arriving from foreign 
countries and are not intended for sale and imported into the United 
States with the consent of the proprietor of the American copyright or 
his representative: Provided, That copies imported as above may not 
lawfully be used in any way to violate the rights of the proprietor of the 
American copyright or annul or limit the copyright protection secured 
by this Act, and such unlawful use shall be deemed an infringement of 

Addendum II 



At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 3d day of February, 1915 


The King's Most Excellent Majesty 

Lord President Mr. Secretary Harcourt 

Viscount Knollys Mr. Arthur Henderson 

Lord Chamberlain Sir William Macgregor 

Lord Justice Bankes 

Whereas by a proclamation of the President of the United States of United States 
America, dated the 9 th April, 1910, the benefits of the United States A^T^T f 
Act of 1909, entitled "An Act to Amend and Consolidate the Acts 
respecting Copyright," were extended to the subjects of Great Britain 
and her possessions, but no provision was made therein for the pro- 
tection of the musical works of British subjects against reproduction 
by means of mechanical contrivances: Mechanical mu- 

And whereas His Majesty is advised that the Government of the Slcal ret>roduction 
United States of America has undertaken, upon the issue of this order, 
to grant such protection to the musical works of British subjects: 

And whereas by reason of these premises His Majesty is satisfied British Copy- 
that the Government of the United States of America has made, O rnghtAct,ion 
has undertaken to make, such provision as it is expedient to require 
for the protection of works entitled to copyright under the provisions 
of Part I of the Copyright Act, 1911: 

And whereas by the Copyright Act, 1911, authority is conferred Self - governing 
upon His Majesty to extend, by Order in Council, the protection of d ^^ tons notin ~ 
the said Act to certain classes of foreign works within any part of His 
Majesty's Dominions, other than self-governing dominions, to which 
the said Act extends: 

And whereas it is desirable to provide protection within the said Unpublished 
dominions for the unpublished works of citizens of the United States * rtuen*^* 
of America: 

Now, therefore, His Majesty, by and with the advice of His Privy 
Council, and by virtue of the authority conferred upon him by the 
Copyright Act, 1911, is pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, as 

i. The Copyright Act, 1911, including the provisions as to existing British Copy- 
works, shall, subject to the provisions of the said Act and of this Order, "*** Act> " 9 " 


192 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

Literary, dra- (a) to literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the authors 
and"artistic work's whereof were at the time of the making of the works Citizens of the 
United States of America, in like manner as if the authors had been 
British Subjects: 

Residence (b) in respect of residence in the United States of America, in like 

manner as if such residence had been residence in the parts of His 
Majesty's dominions to which the said Act extends. 

Provided that 

Term of copy- (i) The term of copyright within the parts of His Majesty's domin- 
ions to which this Order applies shall not exceed that conferred by 
the law of the United States of America: 

Conditions and (ii) the enjoyment of the rights conferred by this Order shall be 
subject to the accomplishment of the conditions and formalities pre- 
scribed by the law of the United States of America: 

Existing works (iii) in the application to existing works of the provisions of Sec- 
tion 24 of the Copyright Act, 1911, the commencement of this Order 
shall be substituted for the 26th July, 1910, in subsection i (b). 
Self- governincr 2. This Order shall apply to all His Majesty's Dominions, Colo- 
cludedintlis Order nies an d Possessions, with the exception of those hereinafter named, 
that is to say: 

The Dominion of Canada. 
The Commonwealth of Australia. 
The Dominion of New Zealand. 
The Union of South Africa. 

Effective Jan. i, 3. This Order shall come into operation on the istdayof January, 
1915, which day is in this Order referred to as the commencement of 
this Order. 

And the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury are to give 
the necessary Orders accordingly. 


Addendum III 



Whereas it is provided by the Act of Congress of March 4, 1909, United states 
entitled " An Act to Amend and Consolidate the Acts Respecting Copy- copyright act of 
right," that the provisions of said Act, "so far as they secure copy- Mar -4. 1909 
right controlling the parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechan- 
ically the musical work, shall include only compositions published and Sec t ^ Con 
copyrighted after this Act goes into effect, and shall not include the trot of mechanical 
works of a foreign author or composer unless the foreign state or nation musical reproduc- 
of which such author or composer is a citizen or subject grants, either w 
by treaty, convention, agreement, or law, to citizens of the United 
States similar rights ' ' : 

And whereas it is further provided that the copyright secured by Sec 8 p^g^ 
the Act shall extend to the work of an author or proprietor who is a authors who may 
citizen or subject of a foreign state or nation, only upon certain condi- secure protection 
tions set forth in section 8 of said Act, to wit: 

(a) When an alien author or proprietor shall be domiciled within the Alien author 
United States at the time of the first publication of his work; or domiciled in 

(b) When the foreign state or nation of which such author or pro- *' e tates ' 

Countries grant- 

pnetor is a citizen or subject grants, either by treaty, convention, ing reciprocal 

agreement, or law, to citizens of the United States the benefit of copy- rights 

right on substantially the same basis as to its own citizens, or copyright 

protection substantially equal to the protection secured to such foreign 

author under this Act or by treaty; or when such foreign state or nation 

is a party to an international agreement which provides for reciprocity international 

in the granting of copyright, by the terms of which agreement the agreement 

United States may, at its pleasure, become a party thereto: 

And whereas it is also provided by said section that "The existence Proclamation by 
of the reciprocal conditions aforesaid shall be determined by the Presi- the President 
dent of the United States, by proclamation made from time to time as 
the purposes of this Act may require": 

And whereas satisfactory official assurance has been given that, by British Order in 
virtue of the authority conferred by the British Copyright Act, 1911, a. Council is sued 
British Order in Council has been issued of even date with this Procla- 
mation directing: 


194 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

British Copy- i. That "the Copyright Act, 1911, including the provisions as to 
right Act, IQII existing works, shall, subject to the provisions of the said Act and of 

this Order, apply 

Subject matter ( a ) to literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works the authors 
of copyright whereof were at the time of the making of the works citizens of the 
United States of America, in like manner as if the authors had been 
British subjects: 

Residence O 3 ) ^ n respect of residence in the United States of America, in like 

manner as if such residence had been residence in the parts of His 
Majesty's dominions to which the said Act extends. 

Provided that 

Term of copy- (i) the term of copyright within the parts of His Majesty's dominions 
right to which this Order applies shall not exceed that conferred by the law 

of the United States of America: 

Formalities (ii) the enjoyment of the rights conferred by this Order shall be sub- 

ject to the accomplishment of the conditions and formalities prescribed 
by the law of the United States of America: 

Existing -works (iii) in the application to existing works of the provisions *of Section 
24 of the Copyright Act, 1911, the commencement of this Order shall 
be substituted for the 26th July, 1910, in subsection i (b)." 

Self- governing 2. That "this Order shall apply to all His Majesty's dominions, 
dominions not in- colonies and possessions with the exception of those hereinafter named, 
eluded in ***that is to say: The Dominion of Canada, The Commonwealth of Aus- 
tralia, The Dominion of New Zealand, The Union of South Africa, 
Newfoundland. " 

Date of effect of 3- That " this Order shall come into operation on the first day of Janu- 
British Order in ary, 1915, which day is in this Order referred to as the commencement 

Council Jan. i, of ^^ Order. 

And the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury are to give 
the necessary Orders accordingly." 

Proclamation Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States 
of America, do declare and proclaim that one of the alternative con- 
ditions specified in section 8 (b) of the Act of March 4, 1909, now exists 
and is fulfilled in respect to the subjects of Great Britain and the British 
dominions, colonies and possessions, with the exception of Canada, 

Mechanical mu- 

sical rights extend- Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Newfoundland, and that 
ed to British an- such subjects shall be entitled to all the benefits of section i (e) of the 

said Act, on and after January i, 1915. 
Execution In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the 

seal of the United States to be affixed. 

Date of proda- Done at the City of Washington this first day of January, in the 
motion Jan. i, year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, and 

[SEAL] of the Independence of the United States of America the one 
hundred and thirty-ninth. 

By the President: 

Secretary of State 

Register of Copyrights 195 



Whereas it is provided by the Act of Congress of March 4, 1909, Untie ^ States 
entitled "An Act to amend and consolidate the Acts respecting copy- c ^ r ' a r 
right," that the provisions of said act "so far as they secure copyright 
controlling the parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically 
the musical work, shall include only compositions published and copy- 
righted after this Act goes into effect, and shall not include the works 
of a foreign author or composer unless the foreign state or nation of which 
such author or composer is a citizen or subject grants, either by treaty, 
convention, agreement, or law, to citizens of the United States similar 

And whereas it is further provided that the copyright secured by the 
Act shall extend to the work of an author or proprietor who is a citizen 
or subject of a foreign state or nation, only upon certain conditions set 
forth in Section 8 of said Act, to wit: 

(a) When an alien author or proprietor shall be domiciled within the Alten author 
United States at the time of the first publication of his work ; or 

r United stales 

(b) When the foreign state or nation of which such author or pro- Countries grant- 
prietor is a citizen or subject grants, either by treaty, convention, agree- ing reciprocal 
ment, or law, to citizens of the United States the benefit of copyright on Tt <> hts 
substantially the same basis as to its own citizens, or copyright pro- 
tection substantially equal to the protection secured to such foreign 

author under' this Act or by treaty; or when such foreign state or nation 
is a party to an international agreement which provides for reciprocity 
in the granting of copyright, by the terms of which agreement the 
United States may, at its pleasure, become a party thereto: 

And whereas it is also provided by said section that "The existence 
of the reciprocal conditions aforesaid shall be determined by the Presi- 
dent of the United States, by proclamation made from time to time, as 
the purposes of this Act may require": 

And whereas satisfactory official assurance has been given that in 
Italy the law permits to citizens of the United States similar rights to 
those accorded in Section i (e) of the Act of March 4, 1909: 

Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of 
America, do declare and proclaim that one of the alternative conditions 
specified in Sections i (e) and 8 (b) of the Act of March 4, 1909, now 
exists and is fulfilled and since May i, 1915, has been fulfilled in respect 
to the subjects of Italy, and that the subjects of that country are entitled 
to all the benefits of Section i (e) of said Act, including "copyright con- Mechanical mu- 
trolling the parts of instruments serving to reproduce mechanically the steal rights et- 
musical work," in the case of all musical compositions by Italian com- lended to H^o. n 
posers which have been published since May i, 1915, and have been authors 
duly registered for copyright in the United States. 

196 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the 
seal of the United States to be affixed. 

Done at the City of Washington this first day of May, in the year of 

our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifteen and of the 

Date of proda- [ SEAL ] Independence of the United States of America the one 

ma/ion May I, t. j j j ii_'_i_ ii_ 

hundred and thirty -ninth. 

By the President: 

Secretary of State 

Addendum IV 


Signed at Buenos Aires, August n, 1910; ratification advised by the 
Senate, February 75, ign; ratified by the President, March 12, igii; ratifi- 
cation of the United States deposited with the Government of the Argentine 
Republic, May I, 1911; proclaimed July 13, 1914 


Whereas, a Convention on Literary and Artistic Copyright between international 
the United States of America and the Argentine Republic, Brazil, American Copy- 
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, ri ht: Preamble 
Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, 
Peru, Salvador, Uruguay, and Venezuela was concluded and signed 
by their respective Plenipotentiaries at Buenos Aires on the eleventh 
day of August, one thousand nine hundred and ten, the original of 
which Convention, being in the Spanish, English, Portuguese and 
French languages, is word for word as follows: 


Their Excellencies the Presidents of the United States of America, Contracting 
the Argentine Republic, Brazil, Chili, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, powers 
Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, 
Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Salvador, Uruguay and Venezuela; 

Being desirous that their respective countries may be represented pienipotentia- 
at the Fourth International American Conference, have sent there to ries 
the following Delegates duly authorized to approve the recommenda- 
tions, resolutions, conventions and treaties which they might deem 
advantageous to the interests of America : 

[Here follow the names of the respective delegates, omitted.] 

Who, after having presented their credentials and the same having Literary and ar- 
been found in due and proper form, have agreed upon the following tistic copyright 
Convention on Literary and Artistic Copyright. 

ARTICLE i. The signatory States acknowledge and protect the rights Recognition of 
of Literary and Artistic Property in conformity with the stipulations of property rights 
the present Convention. 


198 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

Subject matter ARTICLE 2. In the expression "Literary and Artistic works" are 
of copyright included books, writings, pamphlets of all kinds, whatever may be the 
subject of which they treat, and whatever the number of their pages; 
dramatic or dramatico-musical works; choreographic and musical com- 
positions, with or without words; drawings, paintings, sculpture, 
engravings; photographic works; astronomical or geographical globes; 
plans, sketches or plastic works relating to geography, geology or topog- 
raphy, architecture or any other science; and, finally, all productions 
that can be published by any means of impression or reproduction. 
Reciprocal rec- ARTICLE 3. The acknowledgment of a copyright obtained in one 
ogmtion of rights state, in conformity with its laws, shall produce its effects of full right, 
"* in all tne other States, without the necessity of complying with any 
other formality, provided always there shall appear in the work a state- 
ment that indicates the reservation of the property right. 

Exclusive rights ARTICLE 4. The copyright of a literary or artistic work, includes for 
of author fe author or assigns the exclusive power of disposing of the same, of 

publishing, assigning, translating, or authorizing its translation and 
reproducing it in any form whether wholly or in part. 

Name of author ARTICLE 5. The author of a protected work, except in case of proof 
to the contrary, shall be considered the person whose name or well 
known nom de plume is indicated therein; consequently suit brought 
by such author or his representative against counterfeiters or violators, 
shall be admitted by the Courts of the Signatory States. 

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In witness whereof, the Plenipotentiaries have signed the present Signatures 
treaty and affixed thereto the Seal of the Fourth International American 

Made and signed in the City of Buenos Aires on the eleventh day of August u, 1910 
August in the year one thousand nine hundred and ten, in Spanish, 
English, Portuguese and French, and deposited in the Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs of the Argentine Republic, in order that certified 
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Republic, Brazil, Chili, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Re- 
public, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, 
Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Salvador, Uruguay, Venezuela.] 

Ratifications de- And whereas, the said Convention has been ratified by the Govern- 
posited ment of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the 

Senate thereof, and by the Governments of the Dominican Republic, 
Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, and Ecuador,* and the 
ratifications of the said Governments were, by the provisions of Article 
16 of the said Convention, deposited by their respective Plenipoten- 
tiaries with the Government of the Argentine Republic; 

Proclamation Now, therefore, be it known that I, Woodrow Wilson, President of 
the United States of America, have caused the said Convention to be 
made public, to the end that the same and every article and clause 
thereof may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United 
States and the citizens thereof. 

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the 
seal of the United States to be affixed. 

Julyi3,igi4 Done at the City of Washington this thirteenth day of July in the 
year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fourteen, 
[SEAL] and of the Independence of the United States of America 
the one hundred and thirty-ninth. 

By the President: 
Secretary of State 

* The Government of Bolivia has announced through diplomatic channels the ad- 
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Letters of Richard Stanford to his wife and James Patterson, 1803-8, 
and sketch of Stanford's life by Samuel Lee Adams. (Originals 
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From Allen & Son, Liverpool, England: 

A collection of recruiting posters and broadsides issued by the 

London Central Recruiting Department, 1914-15. 
From the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass.: 

Rules and regulations of the Library of Congress [1808]. (Broad- 
From Harry M. Aubrey, San Antonio, Tex. 

John Forsyth's account book of expenses while United States 
Minister to Spain 1819-23, and journal of his voyage home, 
(i vol.) 
From Dr. Marcus Benjamin, Washington, D. C.: 

Inaugural Ball souvenir, 1889. 
From F. H. Bigelow, Cambridge, Mass.: 

Miscellaneous papers of J. W. Kirk of the provost marshal's office 
in Ohio, 1861-4 (9 pieces); miscellaneous papers of R. W. Lee, 
1862-4 (9 pieces). 
From W. K. Bixby, St. Louis, Mo.: 

Letters from and to Jefferson and miscellaneous memoranda, 

1802-7. (Originals, press and typewritten copies, 5 pieces.) 
From Mrs. F. E. Bryant, Lawrence, Kans. : 

English ballads, xvm and early xix centuries, (i vol.) 
From Dr. Elizabeth Comstock, New York City and Mrs. Frederick J 
Burlingame, Woonsocket, R. I.: 
Additional Comstock papers general orders, Army of the Potomac ; 

letters and orders to Comstock, 1862-91. 
From Miss Kate Cruikshank, Washington, D. C.: 

Lectures on electricity and magnetism by Charles Cruikshank. 
From A. M. Cudner, New York City: 

George Washington's tax certificate for Maryland land, 1787. 
From Miss J. W. Davidson, Newville, Pa.: 

Daily report of sick on the U. S. S. Congress and Constitution, by 
Surgeon James Dodge, 1804-5. (* vol.) 

2O2 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

From Stuyvesant Fish, New York City: 

Proclamation of Governor Fletcher of Pennsylvania, 1693 . ( Broad- 
From George W. Fiss, Philadelphia: 

Two drawings and one pen decoration by Benjamin Moran'. 
From Dr. Samuel A. Green, Boston, Mass.: 

Massachusetts proclamations, Lincoln Day, Flag Day, and Thanks- 
giving Day, 1914. (3 pieces.) 
From Allan McLane Hamilton, Great Barrington, Mass.: 

Alexander Hamilton's outline draft of argument [in trespass, 

Rutgers v. Waddington, 1783]. 
From Mrs. Ida Husted Harper, Washington, D. C. : 

Papers of Edward Lee Plumb, 1825-77. 
From Mrs. Michael D. Harter, Mansfield, Ohio: 

Letters of Silas Brown, jr., 1805-17 (16 pieces). (Deposit.) 
From Col. H. O. S. Heistand, Washington, D. C. : 

Proclamation (in Chinese) issued by the commanders of the allied 
forces in Pekin during the Boxer rebellion. 
From the Howard Memorial Library, New Orleans, La.: 

Funeral elegy on George Washington, delivered in New Orleans, 

1800, Feb. (Typewritten transcript.) 
From Dr. Edgar Erskine Hume, Frankfort, Ky. : 
Bank-notes of the Frankfort Bank [1810]. 
From Mrs. Ridgely Hunt, Washington, D. C.: 

" Compendiaria doctrina de actibus humanis. " (r vol.) 
From Miss Cordelia Jackson, Washington, D. C.: 

Letter from Joseph Collamer to Charles .Lanman, 1864, Nov.; letter 

from Columbus Delano to President Lincoln, 1864, Nov. 
From Mrs. Julian James, Washington, D. C.: 

Miscellaneous theatrical and amusement programs from various 
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England, France, Italy, etc. 
From Dr. J. F. Jameson, Washington, D. C.: 

Letters to and from John Adams, 1789, July. (Photostat prints 

of copies.) 
From Judge L. H. Jones, Louisville, Ky.: 

Letters and invitations to L. H. Jones from Mary Baker Eddy and 

E. A. Kimball, 1901-7. (3 pieces.) 
From Lowdermilk & Co., Washington, D. C.: 

Menu, printed on satin, of a dinner in honor of Ulysses S. Grant, 

at Welcker's, Washington, D. C., 1877, Feb. 
From George A. Lyon, Estherville, Iowa: 

Letter from Joseph Hooker to Brainard, 1861, Aug.; letter 
to Benson J. Lossing and memorandum of military affairs in 
Missouri and Capt. Nathaniel Lyon, 1861, May, by F. A. Dick. 
From Mrs. James Lyons, Richmond, Va. : 

Miscellaneous papers of William Wirt relating to Patrick Henry, 
1778-1881. (50 pieces.) 

Manuscripts Gifts 203 

From Hon. George B. McClellan, Princeton, N. J.: 
Additions to the McClellan papers. (32 vols.) 
From Mrs. Allan McLane, Washington, D. C.: 

Miscellaneous letters, documents, etc., 1784-1887, from Thomas F. 
Bayard, James Buchanan, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas 
Jefferson, etc. (About 30 pieces.) 
From C. C. Magruder, jr., Washington, D. C.: 

Virginia broadside, 1809. 
From T. F. Mason, Point of Rocks, Md.: 

Papers of George Mason and miscellaneous Mason family papers, 

1740-88. (Deposit.) 
From the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, London, England: 

A collection of recruiting posters and leaflets, 1915. 
From Andrew Johnson Patterson, Greenville, Tenn.: 

Andrew Johnson's memorandum on the subject of death, 1873, 

June. (Photograph of pencil autograph original.) 
From Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: 

Miscellaneous broadsides of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 1790- 

1872. (14 pieces.) 
From P. Lee Phillips, Washington, D. C.: 

Miscellaneous papers of Philip Phillips and William Hallett Phil- 
lips, 1839-1885. (19 vols.) 
From Mrs. Orlando M.- Poe, Cobourg, Ontario: 

Letters to and from Gen. Orlando M. Poe, 1864-87. (10 pieces.) 
From A. S. W. Rosenbach, Philadelphia: 

Facsimile of verses printed at Samoa in 1889 by Robert Louis 
Stevenson and presented to his fellow passengers on the schooner 
From William E. Safford, Washington, D. C.: 

Transcripts of the official records of Guam, 1721-1858 and notes on 

the Mariana Islands, 1521-1898. (5 vols.) 
From Eugene Saunier, Cadiz, Spain: 

Boite a ordures (4 vols.) Poems; Les aventures du Chev. Sauterelle 

(2 vols.) 
From George Dudley Seymour, New Haven, Conn.: 

Commission as lieutenant in 9th Continental Infantry to Elisha 
Bostwick with statement of Bostwick's services thereon and a 
description of Nathan Hale. (Photostat copy.) 

From Prof. M. Shirai, Imperial University, Agricultural Department, 
Komaba, Tokyo Fu, Japan: 
An autograph ms. work on oranges. (In Japanese characters, on 

rice paper.) 

From Dr. Vladimir G. Simkhovitch, Columbia University, New York 
Summons of the French court of appeals for the arrest of Louise 

Michel and others, 1886, July. 
From B. L. Slack, St. Louis, Mo.: 

Letterpress copy book of C. Slack, 1846-8. (i vol.) 

204 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

From William A. Slade, Washington, D. C.: 

Card of admission to the gallery of the House of Representatives, 

1877, Mar.; complimentary ticket to Mardi Gras, 1867. 
From James E. Smith, Washington, D. C.: 

Spanish treatise on navigation and astronomy xvin century. 

(i vol.) 
From Mrs. John Boyd Thacher, Albany, N. Y. : 

Collection of autographs of sovereigns, nobility, and celebrities 

of Europe. (Deposit.) 
From the Union Club, New York City: 

Photograph of pen imitation of letter from George Washington to 

George Clymer, 1777, Aug. 
From Miss Alice Welles, New York City: 

Diary of Gideon Welles and additional Welles papers. (Deposit.) 
From Mrs. Frederick Wesson, Washington, D. C. : 

Broadsides of Jackson 's Nullification proclamation and message to 
Congress, 1832-6. (2 pieces.) 



Confederate States of America: 

Miscellaneous Confederate currency. 
Continental Congress: 

Circular letter of the Board of Treasury, 1785, Dec. ; circular letter 
to the governors of the states, 1786, Oct.; Continental currency. 

Fractional currency notes; certificate of payment of excise duty in 

Pennsylvania, 179-. 

Vendue books of sales of prizes by Joseph Ingersoll & Co., 1776-81 
and other prize sale miscellany; daily report of the sick on the 
U. S. S. Congress and Constitution, 1804-5; papers of Commodore 
David Conner, 1817-47. 
Revolution : 

Memorandum of supplies furnished Simon French, 1777, Aug.; 
Elisha Bostwick's commission as lieutenant with statement of 
his services written thereon containing a description of Nathan 
Hale. (Photostat print.) 
War of 1812: 

Account of the capture of Little York, Canada, 1813, April, and 
description of Fort Erie and account of the siege, 1814, July, by 
Amasa Trowb ridge. 


District of Columbia: 

Miscellaneous papers relating to Georgetown and the District and 
the Holland loan to Alexandria in connection with the Chesa- 
peake and Ohio canal, 1828-30. 

Manuscripts Accessions 205 

Kentucky : 

Commission to Priestly Gray as captain of militia, 1792, Aug. ; bank 

notes of the Frankfort bank, 1810? 

David B. Morgan's field survey book of Louisiana. 

Acknowledgments of receipt of excised articles and promise to pay 

excise on same, 1785-6. (2 pieces.) 
New Hampshire : 

Affidavits of William Furnald, 1783, July; certificate to an excise 
oath, 1784, Aug.; receipts to commissioner of loans for payment 
to invalid pensioners, 1792-96. 
New Jersey : 

Excise tax blank, 18 ; by-laws governing Capt. Andariese's com- 
pany of militia artillery, 18 . 
New York: 

General Assembly resolves, a state of the grievances in this colony. 
1775, May; record book of legal forms in use in the colony during 
the 1 8th century. 
North Carolina: 

Miscellaneous papers of Governor John Archdale, 1694-1706. (65 

pieces in bound volume.) 

William Hay's report in, case of John Robinson's administrators v. 
William Byrd et al. to be filed in the case of Somerville's exec- 
utors i>. Ross, 1812, Aug.; James Jarvis's reminiscences of Nor- 
folk county during the Revolution and the War of 1812. 
West Florida: 

Official records legislative minutes, commissions, instructions, 
etc., 1763-81. (7 vols.) 


Accounts and account books: 

Barbour, A. M. Cash book of his quartermaster accounts in the 

Confederate army, 1861-2. 
Crenshaw & Co., of Petersburg, Va. Ledger of accounts, 1770, 

Jan. -Aug. 

Dutchess county, New York, merchant's cash book, 1822-5. 
Forsyth, John. Account book of expenses while United States 

minister to Spain, 1819-23. 
Hackett, William, 1741-8. 
Morrill, Elijah, 1760-84. (3 vols.) 
Porter, George, 1784. 
Randolph family accounts, 1760-1860. 
Schuyler, Philip, memorandum book, 1783-7. 
True, Jabez, 1717-45 and 1732-45. (2 vols.) 
Trumbull, John, 1797-8. 
Yeates, John. Account against James Hudson & Co., 1756, Mar. 

206 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

America, British: 

Establishment and pay of forces of the British army at Annapolis 

Royal and elsewhere, 1745, April. 
Europe : 

A collection of autographs, letters, and documents written and 
-signed by sovereigns, nobility, and celebrities of Europe, (i ,365 
France : 

Summons of the court of appeals for the arrest of Louise Michel 

and others, 1886, July. 
Guam and the Mariana Islands: 

Transcripts of the official records of Guam, 1721-1858, and notes 

on the Mariana Islands, 1521-1898. (5 vols.) 

Historia della famiglia Zabarella, trascritt6, et copiate da diversi 

autori, xvm century, (i vol.) 
Japan : 

Ms. work on oranges, in the Japanese character on rice paper, 1914. 
Journals and Diaries: 

Moran, Benjamin, 1851-75. (44 vols.) 

Preston, John T. L. (At Crany Island) 1861, July-Sept. 

Ruffin, Edmund, 1856-65. (25 vols.) 

Trumbull, John (tour, Paris, Flanders, and Germany), 1786. 

Of a tour from Poughkeepsie to Sacondago River, 1803, Oct. 
Letter Books: 

C. Slack's letter-press copy book, 1846-8. 
Literature : 

Saunier, Eugene. Les Aventures merveilleuses du chev. Saute- 

relle. (2 vols.) 
Marine miscellany: 

British seaman's protection paper, 1762, June. 
Mexico : 

Blank commissions signed by Santa Anna, 1876. (5 pieces.) 
Orderly books: 

Orders issued at Charleston, S. C., 1776, June-Aug. 

Saunier, Eugene. Boite a ordures. (4 vols.) 

" Compendiaria doctrina de actibus humanis, " etc. (i vol.) 

Notes for "The Christian Pioneer" of a life of St. Peter. 
Science : 

Cruikshank, Charles. Lectures on electricity and magnetism. 

Spanish treatise on navigation and astronomy, xvm century, (i 

Spanish America: 

Additions to the Schuller collection of material for the study of 
Central and South American native languages. 

Manuscripts Accessions 207 

West Indies: 

Book of official forms, administrative instruments, legal papers, 
etc., in use in the British West Indies, 1653-1772. (i vol.) 


Bayard, Thomas F. Letter to Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet, 1887, Oct. 

Bigelow, John. Miscellaneous papers, 1763-79. (5 pieces.) 

Braxton, Carter. Letter to H. Patton, 1789, Jan. 

Brown, Silas, jr. Letters, 1805-17. (16 pieces.) 

Buchanan, James. Letter to James S. Green, 1849, Jan. 

Carroll, Charles, of Carrollton. Letter to William Patterson, jr., 1808, 

Cernuschi, Henry. Biography. (Typewritten translation from the 

Clay, Henry. Letter to Thomas Bodley, 1817, Jan.; letters to N. 

Bouligny, 1839, Nov.; 1840, Jan. (2 pieces.) 
Comstock, Cyrus Ballou. Additional papers, 1862-91. 
Collamer, Jacob. Letter to Charles Lanman, 1864, Nov. 
Crawford, Samuel W. Papers diary kept at Ft. Sumter, 1860-1, and 

miscellaneous letters from Pickens, Beauregard, Trescot, and others. 

(About 40 pieces.) 

Dallas, George M. Letter to Hezekiah Niles, 1833, Feb. 
Delano, Columbus. Letter to President Lincoln, 1864, Nov. 
Dick, F. A. Letter to Benson J. Lossing and memorandum of military 

affairs in Missouri and Capt. Nathaniel Lyon, 1861, May. 
Eddy, Mary Baker. Letter and invitation to L. H. Jones, 1901-4. 

(2 pieces.) 

Fairchild, Charles S. Letter to Allen McLane, 1887, Apr. 
Fish, Hamilton. Letter to S. A. Brown, 1877, Aug. 
Fontanes, Louis. Funeral elegy on George Washington, 1800, Feb. 
Force, Peter. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1818-1865. (About 300 


Hamilton, Alexander. Outline draft of a legal argument [1783]. 
Hampton, Wade. Letter to John Nicholson, 1796, June. 
Harper, Robert Goodloe. Letter to Clement Dorsey, 1812, Sept. 
Henry, Patrick. Miscellaneous papers of William Wirt relating to 

Henry, 1778-81. (50 pieces.) 

Holmes, Oliver Wendell. Letter to Dr. Chad wick, 1882, Sept. 
Hooker, Joseph. Letter to Brainard, 1861, Aug. 
Hoym, Charles Henry, Comte de. Letters to Mons. Milsonneau, 1729, 

Sept. and undated. (3 pieces.) 

Jay, John. Letter to Sevellon A. Brown, 1878, June. 
Jefferson, Thomas. Letters to James Brown, John Beckley and Van 

Zandt, a list of books and memorandum, 1792-1807. (5 pieces.) 
Johnson, Andrew. Memorandum on the subject of death, 1873, June. 

(Photograph of autograph original in pencil.) 
Kimball, E. A. Letter to L. H. Jones, 1907, Jan. 

208 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

Kirk, J. W. Miscellaneous papers of the provost marshal's office in 
Ohio, 1861-4. (9 pieces.) 

Lafayette, Marquis de. Letter to Mrs. (?), 1824, Sept. 

Lamont, Daniel S. Letter to Allen McLane, 1887, Apr. 

Lanman, Charles. Papers, 1820-80. (2 vols.) 

Lee, R. W. Miscellaneous papers, 1862-4. (9 pieces.) 

Livingston & Kent. Register of law suits brought by, 1791-1801. (i 

Lossing, Benson J. Letter to Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet, 1865, Nov. 

McClellan, George B. Additions to the McClellan papers. (32 vols.) 

McLane, Allan. Letter to Gary & Hart, 1834, June. 

Mason, George, and the Mason family. Miscellaneous papers of George 
Mason, 1779-88, and miscellaneous papers of the Mason family. 

May, H. Letter to Kelly, 1847, Dec. 

Moran, Benjamin. Sketches. 

Phelps, E. I. Letter to (?), 1886, Feb. 

Phillips papers. Miscellaneous account books, fee books, etc., of 
Philip Phillips and William Hallett Phillips, 1839-1885. 

Plumb, Edward Lee. Papers, 1825-77. 

Plumer, William. Volume I of Plumer's Register, 1805-7. 

Poe, Orlando M. Letters, 1864-87. (10 pieces.) 

Roman, Alfred. Papers, 1861-90. 

Schuyler, Philip. Letters to Stephen Van Rensselaer and others, 1787- 
1804 (n pieces); letter to Guillam Verplanck, 1797, Jan. 

Sherman, Roger. Letters to and from John Adams, 1789, July. (Pho- 
tostat prints of copies. ) 

Simms, William Gilmore. Letter to Dr. Thomas Addis Emmet, 1866, 

Sparks, Jared. Letter to E. Magrath, 1828, May. 

Stanford, Richard. Letters to his wife and to James Patterson, 1803-44; 
also typewritten sketch of Stanford's life by Samuel L. Adams. 

Stoddert, Benjamin. Letter to Henry Glen, 1800, Feb. 

Stone papers. Miscellaneous papers of Walter Stone and other mem- 
bers of the family, 1730-1863. (108 pieces.) 

Trowbridge, Amasa. Letters to Benson J. Lossing, 1855-56; auto- 
biography of Trowbridge. 

Trumbull, John. Miscellaneous papers and letters, 1786-1835. 

Washington, Bushrod. Letter to George Lewis, 1808, Dec.; letter to 
William Sewall, 1823, May. 

Washington, George. Letter to Adam Stephen, 1777, May; certificate 
respecting taxes for Charles county lands, 1787, Mar.; photograph of 
pen imitation of letter to George Clymer, 1777, Aug. 

Welles, Gideon. Diary, 1861-9 and additions to the Welles papers. 

Wharton, Francis. Letters to Allan McLane, 1886, Oct.; 1887, Apr. 

Willis, Edward. Papers, 1861-5. (20 vols. and loose papers.) 

Wirt, William. Letters to James Wallace, 1825-6. (6 pieces.) 

Manuscripts Accessions 209 



Proclamation issued by the commanders of the allied forces in 
Pekin during the Boxer rebellion [1900]. (In Chinese char- 
acters on rice paper.) 

Proclamations, 1828-1912. (37 pieces.) 

"Down with the Abolition press!" 1860, Dec. 
Ordinance of Secession, 1861, Jan. 
Grant, Ulysses S.: 

Menu of dinner at Welcker's [Washington, D. C.], 1877, Feb. 
Great Britain: 

"Society for Constitutional Information," 1792, May. 
"To Mr. Secretary Dundas," 1791, June. 

Miscellaneous collection of ballads of the i8th and early i9th 
centuries and sundry chap-book ballads by Ralph Hodgson, 
Walter de la Mare, and others. 

"The People" (London Weekly), 1914. A collection of posters 
calling for recruits, 1914-15, issued by the London Central Re- 
cruiting Department. 
Jackson, Andrew: 

Nullification proclamation, 1832 (on satin); Message to Congress, 

Kentucky : 

Political broadsides, 1816-22. (5 pieces.) 

Complimentary ticket of the Mistick Krewe of Comus, Mardi Gras, 


Proclamations, 1914. (3 pieces.) 
New York: 

" Preliminaries of Peace," 1801, Nov. 

Proclamation of Governor Fletcher, 1693, Apr.; miscellaneous 
political -broadsides' and carrier's addresses, 1790-1872. (14 
South Carolina: 

Charleston ordinance, 1826, Oct. ; Anderson town ordinances, 1860, 
July and Dec.; Charleston Mercury Extra, 1860, Dec. (facsimile); 
"To the People of the United States," 1876, Oct.; Charleston 
News and Courier Extra, 1876, Dec. 
Stevenson, Robert Louis: 

Facsimile of verses printed at Samoa in 1889 and presented to his 

fellow passengers on the schooner Equator. 
Theatrical programs: 

Miscellaneous theatrical and amusement programs, 1878-19 , for 
performances in various cities of the United States and in Bel- 
gium, Canada, China, Japan, England, France, Italy, Switzer- 
land, and Germany. 

210 Report of the Librarian of Congress 

United States: 

Continental Congress: Resolve, 1785, Aug.; A state of the repre- 
sentation in Congress, 1788, May. 

Legislative: Acts to establish salaries of executive officers, 1789, 
Sept., and to suspend the act regulating collection of duties, 
1 789, Sept. 

Revolutionary War: Subscription paper for erecting a monument, 
1795, Feb - 

Proclamation, 1807, July. 

Library of Congress rules and regulations, [1808]. 

Card of admission to the gallery of the House of Representatives, 
1877, Mar., and inaugural ball souvenir, 1889, Mar. 

Civil war broadsides and miscellaneous political broadsides of the 

i8th and igth centuries. (106 pieces.) 

House of Delegates resolves, 1793, Nov.; quarantine proclamation, 
1803, Aug.; Ledger Office, 1807, June. The affair between the 
Chesapeake and the Leopard. "To the enemies of Jefferson and 
Madison," Norfolk, 1809, Apr. 



Selections from the following volumes 
Additional Manuscripts 

Newcastle Papers: Official correspondence of Thomas Pelham 
Holies, Duke of Newcastle. (General correspondence.) 

32889 Vol. CCIV uMar.-ioApr., 1759. 

32890 Vol. CCV ii Apr.~5 May, 1759. 

32891 Vol. CCVI 6 May-io June, 1759. 

32892 Vol. CCVII ii June-io July, 1759. 

32893 Vol. CCVIII ii July~5 Aug., 1759. 

32894 Vol. CCIX 6-28 Aug., 1759. 

32895 Vol. CCX 29 Aug.-ig Sept., 1759. 

32896 Vol. CCXI 2oSept.-ioOct., 1759. 

32897 Vol. CCXII 11-31 Oct., 1759. 

32898 Vol. CCXIII 1-20 Nov., 1759. 

32899 Vol. CCXIV 21 Nov.-io Dec., 1759. 

32900 Vol. CCXV 11-31, Dec., 1759. 

32901 Vol. CCXVI Jan., 1760. 

32902 Vol. CCXVII Feb., 1760. 

32903 Vol. CCXVI 1 1 1-24 Mar., 1760. 

32904 Vol. CCXIX 25 Mar.-2o Apr., 1760. 

32905 Vol. CCXX 21 Apr. -10 May, 1760. 

Manuscripts List of -Transcripts 



Additional Manuscripts Continued. 

32906 Vol.CCXXI 11-31 May, 1760. 

Vol. CCXXII June, 1760. 

Vol. CCXXIII 1-22 July, 1760. 

Vol. CCXXIV 23 July-i2 Aug., 1760. 

Vol. CCXXV 13-31 Aug., 1760. 

Vol. CCXXVI 1-20 Sept., 1760. 

Vol. CCXXVII 21 Sept.-9 Oct., 1760. 

Vol. CCXXVIII 10-31 Oct., 1760. 

Vol. CCXXIX 1-20 Nov., 1760. 

Vol. CCXXX 21 Nov-n Dec., 1760. 

Vol. CCXXXI 12-31 Dec., 1760. 

Vol. CCXXXII i-2i Jan., 1761. 

Vol. CCXXXIII 22 Jan.-i 4 Feb., 1761. 

Vol. CCXXXIV 15 Feb.-8 Mar., 1761. 

Vol. CCXXXV 9-22 Mar., 1761. 

Vol. CCXXXVI 23 Mar.-is Apr., 1761. 

Vol. CCXXXVII 16 Apr.-9 May, 1761. 

Vol. CCXXXVIII 10 May-9 June, 1761. 

Vol. CCXXXIX 10 June-g July, 1761. 

Vol. CCXL 10-26 July, 1761. 

Vol. CCXLI 27 July-i2 Aug., 1761. 

Vol. CCXLII 13 Aug.-5 Sept., 1761. 

Vol. CCXLI 1 1 6-30 Sept., 1761. 

Vol. CCXLIV 1-23 Oct., 1761. 

Vol. CCXLV 24 Oct.-u Nov., 1761. 

Vol. CCXLVI 12 Nov.-s Dec., 1761. 

Vol. CCXLVII 6-31 Dec., 1761. 

Vol. CCXLVIII 1-25 Jan., 1762. 

Vol. CCXLIX 26 Jan.-2o Feb., 1762. 

Vol. CCL 21 Feb.-2oMar., 1762. 

Vol. CCLI 21 Mar.-g Apr., 1762. 

Vol. CCLII 10-30 Apr., 1762. 

Vol. CCLIII 1-25 May, 1762. 

Vol. CCLIV 26 May-2o June, 1762. 

Vol. CCLV 21 June-2o July, 1762. 

Vol. CCLVI 21 July-25 Aug., 1762. 

Vol. CCLVII 25 Aug.-Sept., 1762. 
Additional Manuscripts; Hardwicke Papers. 
35421 Vol. LXXIII 

Political Correspondence of the ist Lord Hardwicke and the 
Duke of Newcastle, June, i76i-July, 1762. 

[Selected folios transcribed, and a list made of other items 
in the volume which duplicate with the Newcastle Papers, 
and have either been already copied there or noted in the 
Newcastle Calendar.] 


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Vol. 176 [old A. W. I. 298] 

Volume lettered: Correspondence with the civil 
Officers of Provinces now the United States during 
the Rebellion. [1778-1783]' [Correspondence 
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Georgia correspondence not copied, having been 
transcribed for the State of Georgia.] 
Vol. 231 [old A. W. I. 400] 

Volume lettered: Plantations General, 22 April, 
1781, to ii Oct., 1781. [In-Letters to Secretary of 
State, Vol. 6]. Selections are two letters from 
Capt. Edward Thompson, on board the Hyena, 
Barbadoes and Demarara. 
Vol. 264 [old A. W. I. 399] 

Volume with this on the side: Minutes of the Coun- 
cil to His Majesty's Commissioners. Entries, &c. 
&c. [Minute book of the first Peace Commission, 
Colonial Office, Class 323 

Vol. 30 [old Board of Trade Journal 131] 

Volume lettered: Communicated from Secretaries of 
State, 1765. [Selections chiefly relate to trade with 
Naples and Sardinia.] 
Colonial Office, Class 324 

Vol. 3 [old Colonial Entry Book 98] 

[Not transcribed, as it is printed almost in full in 
the Calendar of the State Papers, 1574-1674, Ad- 
denda, pp. 154-163, item 405; but some omissions 
in the print are noted.] 
Vol. 12 [old Board of Trade, Plantations General, 40] 

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1733, to 20 December, 1749. G. 
Vol. 14 [old Board of Trade, Plantations General, 42] 

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rials. Oct. 6, 1752. [The volume contains a 
"Draught of a Memorial to be presented by his 
Majesties' Commissaries to the Commissaries of His 
Most Christian Majesty, in answer to their Memo- 
rial of the 4th October, 1751, concerning Nova 
Scotia or Acadie,"] 
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to February, 1756. K. [The volume contains 
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State and the Board of Trade, and also draughts of 
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Manuscripts List of Transcripts 213 


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M. [Index at end of volume.] 
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1782] [13 pages only.] 
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[Contains memorials, English and French, on 
rights to St. Lucia.] 
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(A bundle consisting of four manuscript books of 
different sizes.) [1706-1763] Lists of Councillors 
and persons recommended to supply vacancies in 
the respective Councils in America. 
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plete index at end of volume, to January, 1741] 
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front of volume.] 
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end of volume, to 1760 only.] 
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Volume lettered: Warrants. 1754 to 1779. 
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volume. [1768-1782] 
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ida, Massachusetts, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Virginia. 
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Vol. II. [1761] 
Vol. 57 [no old number] 

Volume lettered: Military Precedents. [A few items 
selected, relating to America.] 

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Volume lettered : Military Precedents. 1741101761. 

[A few items selected.] 

[Vol. 59 belongs to the period 1791-1801, and was not copied.] 
Vol. 60 [old Board of Trade, Plantations General, 51] 

Volume lettered: Agents 1750 to 1770. [Index of 

colonies in front of volume.] 
Audit Office. Declared Accounts 

Customs (Receivers General and Cashiers, Various). Bundle 
814, Roll 1056, to Bundle 821, Roll 1070. 3rd installment, 
December, 1750, to 5 January, 1766. (1672 to 1783 in 
progress). Selected items relating to the Plantations. 
War Office, Class I 

Vol.6 [old Volume 16] 

Volume lettered: M. G. Gage, 1764, 1765. [Military 
correspondence, being chiefly letters from General 
Gage to the Secretary of War.] 

Archives of the Bishop of London 
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One box. 

The Library of the London residence of the Archbishop of Canter- 

1123, I. The correspondence in this volume is from 1725 to 
1754, during the primacies of Archbishops Teni- 
son, Wake, Potter and Herring. 

1123, II. The correspondence in this volume ranges from 
1755 to 1760. The Archbishops were Drs. 
Herring, Hutton and Seeker. 

1123, III. The correspondence in this volume ranges from 
the year 1760 to 1763. Archbishop Seeker. 



Accessions, 1914-15 28-30 

Documents, statistics 74 

Law library, statistics 80 

Manuscripts, list of 204-2 10 

Maps and charts, statistics. . . . ; 83-84 

Music , statistics 91 

Noteworthy . m 38-58 

Periodicals, statistics 94-96 

Printed books and pamphlets, statistics 28-30 

Prints, statistics 100 

Adams, Samuel Lee, gift . 201 

A. L. A. subject card catalogue 121-122 

Allen & son, Liverpool, gift .' . . . 201 

American antiquarian society, gift 201 

American newspapers, Noteworthy accessions 96-9? 

Anthony, Miss Susan B 36 

Appropriation acts, 1915-16 151-155 

Appropriations, 1914-1916 20 

Appropriations and expenditures, 1914-15 (tables) 147-149 

Appropriations and expenditures, 1914-1916 (tables) 139-140 

Archdale, John, papers 7 2 ~73 

Archives depository 63 

Art and architecture, Noteworthy accessions 43~5 2 

Asakawa, Dr. Kan Ichi . . .' 42 

Ashley, Frederick W 19 

Aubrey, Harry M., gift 201 

Averill, Frank Lloyd 7 

Badger, Richard G., gift 37 

Bequests to the Library of Congress, form 4 

Benjamin, Dr. Marcus, gift 201 

Bibliography, Division of, report of 120-123 

Cooperative undertakings 123 

Publications 117-118 

Bigelow, F. H., gift 201 

Binding 95, 104-106 

Bishop, Wm. W 18-19 

Bixby, W. K., gift 201 

Blind, Reading room for the 128-129 

Bloch publishing company, gift 37 

Books, purchases 38-58 

Botanic Garden, appropriations and expenditures 139 

9434 15 15 


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Broadsides, accessions 209-210 

Brown, Silas, jr., papers 69, 202 

Bruncken, Ernest 18 

Bryant, Mrs. F. E., gift 201 

Building and grounds, report of the Superintendent 133-144 

Burlingame, Mrs. Frederick J., gift 64, 65, 201 

Card Division, report of 112-115 

Cards, sale of 112 

Depositories 113-114 

Subscribers 112 

Catalogue Division, report of 106-108 

Publications 118 

Cataloguing, statistics 106 

Charles-Roux, 5ules, gift 36 

Chen Kuo-fan, diary 37 

Chinese literature, purchases 38-42 

Classification 108-112 

Printed schedules . 1 10, 118 

Colonial papers 7 2 ~73 

Commendations of publications 119-120 

Comstock, Maj. Gen. Cyrus Ballou, papers 65, 201 

Comstock, Dr. Elizabeth, gift 64, 65, 201 

Contents of the library, statistics 28-30 

Contingent expenses (table) 149 

Copyright legislation, 1914-15 189-190 

Copyright legislation and international copyright relations. .. . 166-170 

Copyright Office, report of 157-200 

Articles deposited, 1914-15 25, 159 

Articles deposited, 1897-1915 (tables) 183-186 

Bill, Jan. 8, 1915 (H. R.) 189-190 

Branch office, Panama- Pacific exposition 28, 165 

British Order in Council 191-192 

Bulletins and circulars 161-162 

Business (monthly comparison), 1914-1915 (tables) 174-175 

Business prior to July i, 1897 27, 164-165 

Catalogue of copyright dramas, 1870-1914 162 

Catalogue of copyright entries 27, 16 

Circulars 162 

Convention on literary and artistic copyright, Buenos 

Aires 197-200 

Correspondence, statistics 25, 164 

Current business 26-27 

Current work 164 

Deposits, return of 160 

Value of 158 

Elimination of copyright deposits 27-28, 159-160 

Entries 163 

Expenditures 26, 158 

Index 2l 7 

Copyright Office, report of Continued. p age 

Fees, etc 25, 157, 158, 163 

Fees, 1914-15 (tables) 172-173 

Index cards 160-161 

Presidential copyright proclamations 

Great Britain 193-194 

Italy 195-196 

Publications 161-162 

Receipts 26, 157, 158 

Receipts 1914-15 (tables) 171, 174-175 

Registrations 158, 175 

Registrations, 1897-1915 (tables) 178, 180-181 

Salaries 26, 158 

Statistics, 1914-15 25-27, 171-175 

Statistics, 1897-1915 (tables) 171-186 

Summary of business 163 

Transfer of copyright deposits 27, 60, 159-160 

Cruikshank, Miss Kate, gift 201 

Cudner, A. M., gift 201 

Gushing, Hon. Caleb 41 

Davidson, Miss J. W., gift 201 

Deinard collection 102-103 

Dillon, John F., bequest 38 

Dobell collection 58 

Documents, Division of, report of 74-80 

Accessions, statistics 74 

Documents, foreign 75~?6 

International organizations 79-80 

Official gazettes 7^-79 

Want lists 75 

International exchange 75~?6 

Publications 118 

State documents, monthly list 79 

Statistics 79 

East Asiatic collection 41-42 

Economic history, Noteworthy accessions 70-71 

English drama, Noteworthy accessions 57 

Exchanges ; 60 


Music 94 

Prints 101-102 

Expenditures, appropriations and, 1914-15 (tables) 147-148 

Expenditures, appropriations and, 1914-1916 (tables) 20, 139-140 

Expenditures, fuel, lights, etc 136-137 

Federal Statutes, index 15 

Finance 19-24 

Fine arts, Noteworthy accessions 43-52 

Fischer, Wm. Arms, gift 93 

Fish, Stuyvesant, gift 202 

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Fiss, George W., gift 202 

Fitzpatrick, J. C 63-64 

Form of gift or bequest to the Library of Congress 4 

Force, Peter, papers 61, 73-74 

Foster catalogue of first editions 93-94, 119 

Fuel, lights, etc., expenditures 136-137 

Fung, Dr. King Kwai 38, 42 

Funk and Wagnalls company, gift 37 

Furniture, screens, etc 137 

Geographical atlases, list of 88-89 

Gift or bequest to the Library of Congress, form '. 4 

G ift s 31-38 

Manuscripts 64-68 

Manuscripts, 1914-15, list of 201-204 

Music 93 

Prints 100 

Gilbert, Henry F., gift ; 93 

Green, Bernard R 7> 93 

Green, Dr. Samuel A., gift 202 

Guide to the law of Spain 82, 1 18 

Hamilton, Alexander, papers 68, 202 

Hamilton, Dr. Allan McLane, gift 68, 202 

Harper, Mrs. Ida Husted, gift 35-36, 68, 202 

Harrisse, Henry, bequest 3 J -3S 

Harter, Mrs. Michael D. , deposit 69, 202 

Hazlitt collection 58 

Hebraica collection 103 

Heistand, Col. H. O. S., gift 202 

Henry, Patrick, and Wm. Wirt, papers 65, 202 

Historical works, Noteworthy accessions 56-57 

Holt, Henry, company, gift 37 

Howard Memorial library, gift .' . 202 

Huebsch, B. W., gift 37 

Hume, Dr. Edgar Erskine, gift 202 

Hunt, Mrs. Ridgely 35, 202 

lies, George, gift 36 

Increase of the Library 28-60 

Increase of salaries 19, 2 1-24 

Indexes, digests, and compilations of law 15-16 

International copyright relations 168-170 

Jackson, Miss Cordelia, gift 202 

James, Mrs. Julian, gift . 202 

Jameson, Dr. J. Franklin, gift 202 

Johnson, Andrew, papers 203 

Jones, Judge L. H., gift : 7~7 I > 202 

Jones papers 7Q-7 1 ) 2 2 

Journals of the Continental Congress. 119 

Kletsch , Ernst, gift 93 

Index 219 


Lane, John, company , New York, gift 37 

Law library, report of 80-83 

Accessions, statistics 80 

Colonial laws catalogue 81 

Foreign law 82 

Guide to Spanish law '. 82 

Latin-American laws 82 

Noteworthy accessions, list of 80-81 

Rearrangement of collections 81 

Recataloguing of collections 81 

Session laws and State reports 81 

Supreme Court records and briefs 82 

Legislative reference 8-17 

Librarians, 1802-1915 5 

Library staff, list 5-6 

Lighting system, improvement in 142-143 

Lowdermilk & company, gift 202 

Lum, Mrs. Bertha, gift 100 

Lyon, George A., gift 202 

Lyons, Mrs. James H. , gift 64, 65, 202 

McClellan, Hon. George B., gift 64, 65, 203 

McClellan papers 65, 203 

McLane, Mrs. Allan, gift 203 

Magruder, C. C., jr., gift 203 

Manuscripts, Division of, report of 61-74 

Accessions, general list of, 1913-15 204-210 

Gifts and deposits 64-70 

Gifts, 1914-15, list of 201-204 

Publications 63-64, 119 

Transcripts, list of 210-214 

Maps and Charts, Division of, report of 83-91 

Accessions, statistics 83-84 

Atlases 88-90 

Bibliography of cartography 90 

Binding 84 

California maps 90 

County maps 84 

Harrisse bequest 88 

Manuscript maps 88 

Noteworthy accessions 85-88 

Portolans or compass charts 85-86 

Publications 88-90 

Purchases 85-88 

Reproduction of material 84 

Sanborn insurance maps 84 

Washington maps 90 

Mason, T. F., deposit 68-69, 20 3 

Mason, George, papers 68-69, 2O 3 

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Miscellaneous receipts 141 

Moran, Benjamin, diary 71-72 

Morgan, J. Pierpont, gift 37 

Music, Division of, report of 91-94 

Accessions, statistics 91 

Contents, statistics 91 

Exhibits , . 94 


: 93 

Noteworthy accessions 92-93 

Opera scores 93 

Publications 93-94. 119 

Purchases 92-93 

Transcripts 92 

Newspapers, American, noteworthy accessions 96-98 

Nieh Chi-Cheh, gift 

Noteworthy accessions 38-58, 96-98 

Officers, list of 5-6 

Official gazettes 76-79 

Palmer, Thomas W., jr 82, 118 

Panama- Pacific International exposition 115, 130-131 

Branch Copyright office 28, 165 

Awards 131 

Parliamentary recruiting committee, London, gift 203 

Parsons, Arthur Jeffrey facing p. 6 

Patterson, Andrew Johnson, gift 203 

Pell, Wm. Cruger, library 35 

Pennsylvania historical society, gift 203 

Periodicals, Division of, report of 94-100 

Accessions, statistics 94~95 

Binding of newspapers 95 

List of serials 98 

Newspaper statistics 95~9^ 

Noteworthy accessions 96-98 

Transfers 96 

Phillips, P Lee, gift 65, 203 

Phillips papers 65, 203 

Plumb, Edward Lee, papers 68, 202 

Poe, Mrs. O. M., gift 65, 66-67, 2O 3 

Poe, Orlando Metcalf , papers 66-67, 203 

Prints, Division of, report of 100-102 

Accessions, statistics 100 

Exhibits 101-102 

Gifts 100 

Purchases 100 

Transfers 100 

Publications Section, report of 116-120 

Publications, commendations 88-89, 110-120 

Publications, list of 117-1 19 

Publications, statistics 116 

Publisher's Weekly 37 

Index 221 


Purchases, Noteworthy accessions 38-58 

Reading room for the blind 128-129 

Reference bureau, legislative 8-17 

Repairs to buildings 142-144 

Rockhill, Wm. Woodville 41-42 

Rosenbach, A. S. W., gift 203 

Ruffin, Edmund, diary 71 

Safford, Wm. E., gift 203 

Salaries, Increases of 19, 21-24 

Saunier, Eugene, gift 203 

Scribner's, Charles, sons, gift 37 

Schuller collection 53 

Semitica, Division of, report of 102-104 

Seymour, George Dudley, gift . . 203 

Serials, List of 98 

Service I 7~ I 9 

Shirai, Prof. M. , gift 203 

Simkhovitch, Dr. Vladimir G., gift 203 

Simkhovitch collection 5 2 ~53 

Slack, B. L., gift 203 

Slade, Wm. A., gift 204 

Smith, James E., gift 204 

Smithsonian Deposit 123-128 

Stevens, B . F. , Index 61 

Stokes, Frederick A., company, gift 38 

Superintendent of the Library Building and Grounds, Report. 133-144 

Swingle, Dr. Walter T 40, 42 

Thacher, J. B., autograph collection 69, 204 

Thacher, Mrs. John Boyd, deposit 69, 204 

Thompson, James David 17-18 

Tiffany, Louis C., gift 36 

Transcripts from foreign sources . 61-63 

Transcripts of English records, list of 210-214 

Transfers and exchanges 58-60 

Tu vShu Tsi Cheng, Chinese encyclopaedia 42 

Unexpended balances 140 

Union club, New York City, gift 204 

Visitors to the Library, statistics 141 

Washington correspondence, Calendar of 63-64, 119 

Welles, Miss Alice, deposit '. 65, 67, 204 

Welles, Gideon, papers 67, 204 

Wesson, Mrs. Frederick, gift 204 

West Florida archives 70 

Whitmer, T. Carl, gift : 93 

Widener, Joseph E- , gift 36 

Wilkinson, Paul, library 55 

Woman suffrage, history of 35~36 

Woodbury, John, gift 100 






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